Home India Mamata Banerjee News: Jealous - Mamata Banerjee's Swipe After Centre's 'No' To...

Mamata Banerjee News: Jealous – Mamata Banerjee’s Swipe After Centre’s ‘No’ To Rome Meeting

'Jealous': Mamata Banerjee's Swipe After Centre's 'No' To Rome Meeting

Mamata Banerjee accused the opposition BJP of fomenting trouble in Bhabanipur (File)


Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday accused the centre of jealousy after the Ministry of External Affairs refused permission for her to travel to Italy for an all-faith peace meeting organised by the Community of Sant’Egidio, a Rome-based Catholic foundation.

Ms Banerjee said the centre had told her the event is “not commensurate at your level”.

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi and Pope Francis are among nearly 500 religious and political leaders invited to the two-day peace conference.

“There was a meeting on world peace in Rome, where I was invited. German Chancellor, Pope (Francis) are also supposed to attend. Italy had given special permission for me to attend… yet centre denied clearance, saying it wasn’t right for Chief Minister,” Ms Banerjee said Saturday.

“You will not be able to stop me. I am not eager to visit foreign countries… but this was about the respect of the nation. You (PM Modi) keep talking about Hindus… I am also a Hindu woman. Why did you not allow me? You are totally jealous,” she declared.

The Trinamool leader – who faces a critical by poll in Bengal’s Bhabhinpur on Thursday, which she must win to become an MLA and remain Chief Minister – also hit out at the ‘Talibani’ BJP.

“We have to protect our freedom. ‘Talibani’ BJP cannot run in India… Trinamool alone is enough to defeat BJP. ‘Khela‘, (games) will start from Bhabanipur and will finish after we win in the entire nation,” she said at a public meeting.

Ahead of the Bhabinipur by poll Ms Banerjee has been relentless in her attacks on the BJP, which has fielded lawyer Priyanka Tibrewal from that seat. Last week she called the BJP a “jumla party” and said she would not let the centre “divide the country” and “make India like Taliban”.

The results of the Bhabinipur by poll are expected October 3.

A furious Ms Banerjee also questioned how Prime Minister Narendra Modi had been allowed to travel to the United States despite having received the Covaxin COVID-19 vaccine, which has not been recognised by either the American government or the World Health Organization (WHO).

As a result, Indians vaccinated with Covaxin are unable to travel abroad freely; they are required to self-isolate in accordance quarantine and testing rules in destination countries.

WHO approval for Covaxin is “expected soon”, the Health Ministry said this week.

The Prime Minister – who got his second Covaxin dose in April – travelled to New York this week to participate in the United Nations General Assembly, and to hold bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, as well as the Prime Ministers of Australia and Japan.

Source link


Centre’s Door-To-Door Covid Vaccination In Poor Performing Districts

<!-- -->Centre's Door-To-Door Covid Vaccination In Poor Performing Districts (Representational)New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Wednesday said 'Har Ghar Dastak' campaign...

Clarifications From Bharat Biotech On Covaxin Likely By Weekend: WHO

<!-- -->Expect to receive clarifications from Bharat Biotech by end of this week: WHO (Representational)United Nations/Geneva: The World Health Organisation on Wednesday...

Rajnath Singh On India-China Standoff

<!-- -->Rajnath Singh applauded armed forces for aptly incorporating the latest technologiesNew Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today expressed confidence that the ongoing...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

World Stroke Day: Sleeping too much? You may be at increased risk of stroke | Health

World Stroke Day: Are you among those who struggle to catch some shut-eye or the ones who do not leave any opportunity to...

Similipal National Park in Odisha to reopen for tourists from November 1 | Travel

The authorities of Similipal National Park have decided to open Asia's second-largest biosphere reserve for public from November 1, an official notification said.The...

Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic? Expert explains

Is it OK to go trick-or-treating during the pandemic?It depends on the situation and your comfort level, but there are ways to minimize...

Mouni Roy looks super romantic in ₹8.5k mini dress that hugs the right corners | Fashion Trends

Looking for a flattering yet flirty dress that comes with a curve-skimming silhouette and would do a body good? Take fashion inspiration from...

Recent Comments