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Mamata writes to oppn leaders: 'Must unite against BJP's plan of one-party authoritarian rule'

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 31 March 2021 ()
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote a letter to senior opposition leaders including Sonia Gandhi, Sharad Pawar and Arvind Kejriwal, urging them to band together for a "united and effective" struggle against the BJP's "assaults" on democracy. In her letter, Mamata stressed on how BJP has been allegedly creating issues in states ruled by opposition leaders.
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