West Bengal Cheif Minister Mamata Banerjee said that during the meeting with PM Modi, there was a discussion on BSF and she said of apprised him the importance of federal structure and its necessity .
It is important to note due to recent law of union government the BSF, which was only empowered to take action up to 15 kilometres in the states of Punjab, West Bengal, and Assam, has now been authorised to extend its jurisdiction up to 50 km without any hurdle or permission either from central or state governments.
“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 We also spoke on the BSF’s jurisdiction extension issue and demanded that this decision be withdrawn,” Mamata told reporters in Delhi
She said that she told PM Modi to take care of the border, the state will help him , but the federal structure is not to be spoiled and the union government should withdraw this law.
She also said that there is a need to strengthen the federal structure, adding that Bengal has to get money from the Union and talks have been held with the PM regarding this issue as well.
Giving further details about their meeting, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said she discussed the situation of coronavirus and also demanded to supply the vaccination to the state without any delay.
She said that whatever may be the political differences between the State and the Union , it should not affect the relationship between the two.
She also added Modi about the violence in BJP ruled state Tripura and about her party leader Sayani Ghosh has been put under legal distress by BJP government there.
Talking about the oncoming UP elections, Mamata Banerjee said that with SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav her party TMC are ready to support them
Also, while giving information about the further program, she told that she will visit Mumbai from November 30 to December 1, where she is to meet with Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and NCP Chief Sharad Pawar.