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Mamata tells voters to ‘gherao BJP’s CRPF’ if it creates trouble

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 7 April 2021 ()
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee accused central forces on Wednesday of asking people to vote for BJP and exhorted people, particularly women, to “gherao CRPF personnel if they try to foment trouble”. The Election Commission has sought a report from the district magistrate.
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News video: Mamata Banerjee’s ‘gherao CRPF’ remark draws flak from BJP, EC seeks report

Mamata Banerjee’s ‘gherao CRPF’ remark draws flak from BJP, EC seeks report 02:28

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee drew flak from BJP for asking women voters to gherao CRPF. The TMC supremo was campaigning in Cooch Behar for the fourth phase of elections. BJP's Shishir Bajoria lodged a complaint with the chief electoral (CEO) officer in Kolkata. Bajoria demanded that Banerjee be...

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While speaking to ANI, BJP chief JP Nadda on April 13 said, "She (Mamata Banerjee) can go (to Cooch Behar), it's democracy but she said nothing about Anand Burman, a 22-yr-old youth who was killed. We spoke about everyone, the four people who were killed, Anand Burman, and even the Bihar SHO who was beaten to death in Uttar Dinajpur. She is the CM but she said nothing. She looks at everything through the glasses of politics. We look at society from a development point of view and we speak of taking everyone together."

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