Govt using brute force to silence Kashmiris: Mamata

Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee accused the Narendra Modi government of suppressing the voice of Kashmiri people with guns in the name of abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution recently. She complained that no one is allowed to utter a single word.

Addressing Trinamul Chhatra Parishad foundation day rally, the West Bengal chief minister claimed, “They want Bengal because we fight and protest here. Our voice cannot be silenced. We are not afraid of agencies. Today my brother is called. Tomorrow I will be called.”

The Trinamul chief affirmed, “I am prepared for it. I am ready to go to jail. But I am not prepared to bow down to the communal politics of the BJP. I can tell you that we are gradually moving towards a presidential form of government which will have one election, one leader, one political party.”

She also slammed the substantial payout given to the Central government by the Reserve Bank of India recently. “Some retired persons have been given jobs. They have been placed at the top of the institutions. They have no responsibility. Suddenly they order to pay Rs 1.76 lakh crores claiming that the government is asking for funds”, she added.

“But whose money is it? It is people’s money, country’s money, money that’s kept aside for emergencies. There will be no money if there is an emergency in the country today. And no one can even talk about it,” the chief minister argued.

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