West Bengal will not be part of PM Modi’s Video Confernece
The West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to not attend the Video Conference of Prime Minister Narendra Modi today for discussing measures to control the covid-19 outbreak.
PM Modi was on a two day video conference consultation with all State and UTs chief ministers. The two day consultation was on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Prime Minister Modi’s plan was to have discussion today for the outbreak with West Bengal, Maharastra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka.
On Tuesday he made consultation with the CMs from Punjab, Assam, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tripura and Himachal Pradesh among other states.
The CM of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee’s participation is still undecied but it is likely for West Bengal CMs to not take participation.
“It seems the Centre’s so worried about exposing itself to @MamataOfficial’s constructive criticism on #COVID response that our hon’ble CM’s been reduced to only a mute spectator for the newest round of VCs with the PM. People of Bengal won’t forgive this,” Dinesh Trivedi, senior TMC leader and MP, tweeted.
Trivedi’s remark was echoed by the TMC’s Secretary General Partha Chatterjee. He said it’s an effort by the Centre to suppress West Bengal’s voice.
“Just because Mamata Banerjee has been remarking the lapses and wrong decisions in implementing the lockdown, she has been blacked call at the meeting. this is often an effort to scuttle democracy and therefore the BJP government’s inability to face constructive criticism. We condemn it,” he said.
The BJP’s West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh supported the Centre’s decision of not giving Banerjee the prospect to talk and said the government , aside from seeking funds, has done nothing during the previous such meetings.