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Coronavirus scare meant to divert attention from Delhi violence, says Mamata Banerjee

Coronavirus scare meant to divert attention from Delhi violence, says Mamata Banerjee

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 March 2020 9:27 AM GMT

KOLKATA: In a bid to get ready for the upcoming Bengal elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched another attack on the Centre.

"Today some people are shouting corona, corona [coronavirus] a bit too much yes it is a dreaded disease but don’t create panic some channels are hyping it to suppress the Delhi incident do report when it occurs we don’t want it to spread but do remember all those who died in Delhi, did not die of coronavirus,” Banerjee said.

She was addressing a rally at Buniadpur, South Dinajpur district where she pulled up the BJP for not apologizing for the violence. “Think of the arrogance,” she said.

Yesterday, Banerjee said during a public meeting that “those who have come from Bangladesh are citizens of India…they have got citizenship. You don’t need to apply for citizenship again. You have been casting your votes in elections, electing PM and CM…now they are saying that you are not citizens…don’t believe them.”

She also added that no refugee living in the state will be deprived of Indian citizenship.

“We do not want Bengal to turn into another Delhi or another Uttar Pradesh,” she further added.

Banerjee had said that Delhi riots were a “planned genocide.”

While addressing an event at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata she said,”We are sad, and criticize what happened in Delhi. Is it a riot? It’s a planned genocide and later it was called communal. Everyday bodies coming out of drains.”

The words come right after Home Minister Amit Shah had claimed that BJP will get two-thirds majority in Bengal assembly poll.

“Before the Lok Sabha polls, Mamata didi used to say our candidates will lose their deposits. But for the first time, we won 18 of the 42 seats in the state. Mamata didi can see the figures. In the coming assembly polls also, the BJP will get an absolute majority… a two-thirds majority and form the government,” the senior BJP leader said addressing his first public rally in Bengal after the last year’s general elections. Shah said he has seen a lot of political changes in his public career.

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