West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that her next political move would be to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi from power.
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New Delhi. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday that her next political move would be to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi from power.
“I only have one thing to say: Modi has to be removed from power,” said the president of the Trinamool Congress when asked by journalists what role he wants to play in national politics.
Since the West Bengal Assembly elections, where the Trinamool Congress defeated the BJP and retained power, Ms Banerjee has been asked questions about what role she will play in national politics.
During the day, she met with Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) leaders, including Rakesh Tikait, at the Secretary of State and extended her support to the farmers union protesting against the three central agricultural bills. She would write to the chief ministers of opposition-run states to support the cause of farmers, she claimed.
SKM leaders said that after defeating the BJP, Mamata Banerjee should strive to make West Bengal a model state for farmers. Mamata Banerjee said: “We have been supporting protesting farmers from the beginning. We also approved a resolution in the Assembly against the bills ”. Agricultural leaders asked her to visit Delhi after the COVID-19 situation improved.
The chief minister said that she would take the initiative to meet with the chief ministers of the opposition-ruled states on the issue. She asked why the Center had not held discussions with protesting farmers for the past seven months.
Former Union Minister and Trinamool Congress Leader Yashwant Sinha said the Center was trying to hand over traditional agriculture to businesses. “If traditional agriculture is dismantled, India will cease to be India.”
The Chief Minister also confronted the GST Center on COVID-19 Vaccines. “Putting GST on vaccines is like playing with people’s lives and deaths,” she said. Why aren’t vaccines distributed across states, she asked.