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Mamata accuses Centre of ruining country's economy and political stability

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October 06, 2018 12:44


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the Centre of "ruining" the country's economy and said political steadiness cannot be achieved without economic stability.

She also lashed out at the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, claiming it was behaving "more like a political party" in the state.

"The entire Indian economy is in a dangerous condition. It has to change to save our country. If there is no economic stability, there can't be any political stability. This
government should go," Banerjee told reporters.

Blaming the Centre for high fuel prices, she said the Union government should first roll back the Rs 10 cess it levies on petrol and diesel before asking the states to cut taxes.

Banerjee said many like-minded and prominent leaders from across the country have evinced interest in participating in her 'Federal Front' rally in Kolkata on January 19 next year to oust the BJP from the Centre.

"Several top leaders have confirmed that they will attend the rally. We are inviting everybody (opposition parties). We will also invite CPI-M, RSP and Forward Bloc. In the next election, the BJP will be defeated. We'll appeal to everybody that the BJP should not win a single seat in Bengal," she said.

Commenting on the recent legal notice by the RSS to senior TMC leader Partha Chatterjee, the TMC supremo said she was not at all "bothered" about it and suggested that the RSS declare itself a political outfit.

"The RSS should declare itself a political outfit. I used to think that the RSS is a social organisation, but nowadays it is behaving like a political party," she said.

The RSS has sent a legal notice to Chatterjee for claiming the organisation was responsible for the death of two students during a clash between students and police at Islampur in North Dinajpur district, party sources said.

-- PTI

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