Won't accept land boundary bill: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose Trinamool Congress (TMC) was once a constituent of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, on Wednesday slammed the Centre over the the introduction of a Bill on the proposed Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh in the Parliament.
"It is extremely unfortunate and shameless on the part of the Union Government to forcefully introduce the Land Boundary Agreement Bill in the Parliament just seconds before the sine die adjournment of the current Session," Banerjee said in a Facebook post.
Calling the move a 'political gimmick', Banerjee targeted the ruling Congress as she said: "It is a political gimmick of a particular political party ruling the country to serve its political purpose before General Election. This unilateral act of introduction of the Bill without consent of the state government has set an alarming trend of bulldozing and imposing an issue which involves not only West Bengal, but also Assam, Tripura and parts of North Eastern States."
"We are not accepting, not accepting and not accepting. The State Government will not implement it. Not an inch of land of our state should be given away. Together, we will fight public battle for West Bengal, Assam, Tripura and North Eastern region, including other parts of the country. We love our motherland," she said.
(Posted on 19-12-2013)