Mamata Banerjee Meets PM Modi, Demands Relief on BSF Jurisdiction Issue

Banerjee also met BJP MP Subramanian Swamy in Delhi on Wednesday.

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Mamata Banerjee Meets PM Modi, Demands Relief on BSF Jurisdiction Issue

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday, 24 November.

"I met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today over a number of state-related issues. We also spoke on the BSF's jurisdiction extension issue and demanded that this decision be withdrawn," the chief minister was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Further, Banerjee stated that she also spoke to PM Modi on Tripura violence.

Banerjee also met Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy in the national capital on Wednesday. As per reports, the two politicians discussed the situation in West Bengal.



On Monday, 22 November, before leaving for Delhi, Banerjee had said she would discuss the issues of Border Security Force (BSF) jurisdiction extension and the attacks on TMC party workers in Tripura with Modi.

Banerjee had said the situation in Tripura under the Biplab Deb-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was "atrocious" and that Deb was defying the Supreme Court's directive to ensure free and fair (local) elections in the state.

"There is no democracy in Tripura. Several murders have happened. Goons with weapons are getting inside police stations. I don't even remember how many people had to be brought to Kolkata and admitted to SSKM Hospital, having sustained injuries in Tripura," she said.


Mamata Banerjee was also separately quoted by ANI as saying that if Akhilesh Yadav or the Samajwadi Party (SP) need their help (in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls), "then we are ready to extend help".

Further, she was quoted by ANI as saying that she will meet Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar during her visit to Mumbai on 30 November and 1 December.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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