Money being spent to spur hatred among communities: Mamata Banerjee | India News

KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged cash is being spent to spur hatred amongst communities, and claimed that Left-backed unions have been concerned within the current demise of a Jadavpur College more energizing.
Banerjee, talking throughout a operate at Netaji Indoor Stadium right here, stated that she helps the opposition bloc INDIA on the nationwide degree, however the CPM, Congress and the BJP are hand-in-glove in her state.
The chief minister, who was talking at a convention of Imams, additionally hiked the allowances given to registered Hindu and Muslim non secular academics within the state by Rs 500 per thirty days.
“Cash is being spent to spur hatred amongst communities within the nation… The BJP is funding some minority leaders to instigate communal rigidity forward of the Lok Sabha polls,” she stated.
The saffron social gathering can also be attempting to make use of the Congress and CPIM towards the TMC in Bengal, the CM asserted.
“I’m with INDIA on the nationwide degree … Nevertheless, the CPM-Congress-BJP have joined arms in West Bengal. The tenure of the Modi authorities is simply six extra months and the BJP needs votes to be divided within the state,” she stated.
“The BJP is attempting to divide the lots on non secular traces. We’re towards any type of animosity on the premise of faith,” the Trinamool Congress supremo stated.
On the problem of the demise of a first-year JU pupil after he was allegedly ragged and sexually harassed a couple of days again, Banerjee claimed that CPM and different Left-aligned college students’ unions have been answerable for it.
“We really feel happy with Jadavpur College. However, we’ve seen how CPM and different Leftist college students’ unions are behind the coed’s demise. They are going to by no means change. They’ve been taking part in with blood for years, and are nonetheless not at peace. This has to cease,” she stated.
Her remarks drew a pointy response from the CPM, which accused Banerjee of attempting to divert consideration from the “administrative failures” of the state-run college.
“What has occurred is unlucky… How can she blame somebody when the investigation is underway? The chief minister is attempting to affect the probe,” stated CPM Rajya Sabha member Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya.
Banerjee, who introduced a hike of Rs 500 within the allowances of Imams, Muazzims and Hindu clergymen, stated her secular credentials are sometimes questioned every time she attends programmes of minorities.
The Imams obtain a month-to-month allowance of Rs 2,500, whereas Muazzims get a stipend of Rs 1,000.
In 2020, simply months forward of the meeting polls, the TMC authorities had introduced a month-to-month monetary help of Rs 1,000 and free housing for over 8,000 clergymen of Bengal.

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