With the presidential elections underway in Parliament, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her party, the Trinamool Congress, has voted for the Opposition candidate Meira Kumar to register protest against the "present atrocities" in the country.
Last week, party general secretary and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee had said, "There has been support from foreign lands to the unrest in the hills, and we have definite proof of that".
The Trinamool Congress has raised concerns over China's 'growing interference in West Bengal before as well.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed the Narendra Modi government, saying demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) are the "biggest scams". Mamata, who is also part of 18-political parties who are opposing the centre on several fronts, urged others to vote against the BJP "for the sake of country". "We will not bow down our head, we will be happy to go to jail", ANI quoted her as saying.
She also lashed out at the central government for the way it was handling India's worldwide relations. "Centre has ruined relationships with Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh". We are the worst sufferers. Where is NIA? intelligence agencies?
On the security of border area, she asked why the are the borders kept open? She further alleged that People belonging to the Jamaat are being allowed in West Bengal.
Her remarks come at a time when NDA is already under constant criticism from the opposition over China-Dokhlam issue, the increasing number of lynching cases and the tense situation in Jammu and Kashmir.