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CM Mamata Banerjee alleges Centre of discriminating against West Bengal in video conference with PM Modi

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday (May 11) alleged that the Centre is discriminating against the state amid coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic during a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mamata said, “We are together in this crisis, however, somehow West Bengal has been targeted by the central government to get political mileage.”

West Bengal Chief Minister, however, appealed to the Prime Minister and all other political parties not to engage in any sort of politics during coronavirus crisis, while asking everyone to come forward and work together in the hour of crisis.

She said, “When the government of India has opened almost everything including the opening of land borders, starting trains and opening airports, then what is the point in continuing with the further lockdown.”

The meeting today held between PM Modi and Chief Ministers of different states to review the ground situation across India in the third phase of the nationwide lockdown.

Notably, the Prime Minister’s meeting with chief ministers of states and union territories discussed the steps for reviving the battered economy and scaling up all efforts to bring more ‘red’ zones with high COVID-19 caseload into ‘orange’ or ‘green’ zones, as they push for stepping up economic activities in a calibrated manner.

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