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Central team arrival soon after govt formation irks Mamata


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of inciting violence and criticised the Union government for sending a team to the State within 24 hours of her government formation.

“Within 24 hours of the swearing-in of the new government, a Central team came to the State. The BJP should accept the mandate of people,” she said at a press conference at the State Secretariat.

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A four-member team of the Union Home Ministry arrived in the State during the day and held a meeting with senior State officials. “I have not seen such a thing in my life. May good sense prevail. Such threats will not work,” she said.

“Some fake videos were being circulated on the social media and police would take strong action against those spreading them,” she added.

The Chief Minister announced a compensation of ₹ 2 lakh to each of the families of the deceased in political violence. She alleged that even Union Ministers were visiting the State and trying to incite trouble. “Anyone coming from outside, be it a Union Minister, will have to undergo RT- PCR test,” she said. Violence was more in areas where the BJP had won in the polls, she stated.

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The government had sent a list of beneficiaries of the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi to the Centre for disbursal of the benefits of the Central scheme, she added.



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