Mamata urges Supreme Court docket to take suo motu cognisance of Pegasus snooping row

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KOLKATA:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched a contemporary assault on the Centre over the Pegasus snooping controversy on Wednesday. She alleged that BJP is making an attempt to show India right into a state below surveillance and urged the Supreme Court docket to take suo motu cognizance to avoid wasting democracy. Displaying her mobile phone with each rear and entrance cameras coated by tape, she mentioned the BJP-led authorities’s destiny also needs to be sealed within the 2024 common elections.

“Instead of democracy, there’s surveillance throughout the nation. The BJP-led Centre is making an attempt to show the nation right into a state below surveillance. Even Supreme Court docket judges and their very own ministers aren’t spared. I enchantment to the judges of Supreme Court docket to think about taking on the Pegasus snooping difficulty as a suo motu case. Solely judiciary can save the nation,’’ she mentioned.

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Mamata alleged that BJP used its all powers — cash, mafia and muscle — to win the Bengal Meeting elections. “BJP’s motto is seize elections, seize the judiciary and seize media homes. In addition they engaged all central companies. Central ministers began travelling to Bengal like day by day passengers. The Election Fee workplace acted as BJP’s get together workplace. However their efforts proved futile because the voters of Bengal refused their narrative of dividing folks on the road of faith. In the event that they assume they may win elections by snooping, it won’t work,’’ she mentioned.

The Bengal CM lambasted the saffron camp on a number of points starting from dealing with of Covid-19 to fixed rise in petroleum merchandise. “The best way the federal government dealt with the Covid scenario was a monumental failure. 4 lakh folks died of Covid. In Uttar Pradesh, our bodies of victims had been thrown into the Ganges. Our bodies had been recovered in Bengal and we carried out cremations following all rituals. And he (Narendra Modi) labelled UP as one of the best state,’’ Mamata mentioned with out mentioning the Prime Minister’s title.

Hitting out on the Centre for the worth of petroleum merchandise, she urged her get together staff to stage protests. “The Centre earned `3.7 lakh crore from petroleum merchandise which got here from the pocket of the widespread folks. The place has the PM Cares fund gone?’’

Taking a jibe at Modi’s Mann Ki Baat, Mamata mentioned, “Mohabbat kaam se hote hain, mann ki baat se nehin (work is finished with love, not with Mann Ki Baat). If the occasion was for the betterment of individuals, it could have been alright. However whether it is aimed toward serving political functions, it won’t work.’’

Two useless coming back from screening of TMC rally
A TMC supporter died of gun shot and an aged girl fell sufferer of a stampede in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, whereas coming back from the screening of Mamata Banerjee’s digital handle on the get together’s Martyr’s Day rally. Police are but to establish whether or not this was a fallout of the ruling get together’s infighting. “Abruptly there was firing. The girl died within the stampede that adopted,” police mentioned.

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