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Didi trying to politicise the deaths, says Shah in Bengal

IndiaTimes Sunday, 11 April 2021
Accusing chief minister Mamata Banerjee of attempting to “politicise” the Sitalkuchi deaths, home minister Amit Shah on Sunday told her that it was her “gherao CRPF” comment that was responsible for the death of four people. He also responded to her call for resignation, saying he was ready to do so “if people in Bengal ask him to”, but added that it would be Banerjee herself who would have to resign on May 2.
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News video: People died in Cooch Behar because CM Mamata instigated them: Amit Shah

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for violence that happened during fourth phase of polls in Cooch Behar's Sitalkuchi. The violent incident had claimed lives of four people. "Didi is abusing BJP unnecessarily. You're mistaken that BJP is contesting...

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