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20 February, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Kashmir attack

Mamata questions about timing

THE ECONOMIC TIMES, Kolkata
Mamata questions about timing

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday questioned the timing of the Pulwama terror attack, asking whether the government wanted to go to war when Lok Sabha elections were round the corner. She also accused the BJP and RSS of fomenting communal tension in the wake of the terror assault that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF troopers.

 "When elections are knocking on the door you are trying to stage a war... a shadow war. Amit Shah and Narendra Modi are delivering political speeches. Even after such a big mishap you do not resign taking responsibility and are instead delivering political speeches," she told a press conference.

The Trinamool Congress supremo also wanted to know why a large convoy of CRPF personnel was allowed to move on the highway despite the government having intelligence inputs about a possible terror strike.  "The government knew of the matter. Intelligence inputs were there. Then why so many people had to die? Why no action was taken?"

 

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