Didi meets Shah in ‘out­reach’ to Cen­tre

Delhi Meet­ings Seen As A ‘Cool­ing Mis­sion’

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - Mo­hua.Chatterjee @times­group.com

New Delhi: West Ben­gal chief min­is­ter Ma­mata Ban­er­jee met home min­is­ter Amit Shah on Thurs­day and told him that many gen­uine In­di­ans had been ex­cluded from the Na­tional Regis­ter of Cit­i­zens (NRC) in Assam. She had met PM Naren­dra Modi a day ear­lier.

“I re­quested him to see to it that the In­dian cit­i­zens left out are in­cluded in the NRC. The home min­is­ter has as­sured me that he will look into it,” she said.

Ma­mata’s meet­ings with Modi and Shah were seen in po­lit­i­cal light as well given the BJP-Tri­namool clashes ahead of and dur­ing the Lok Sabha polls. Shah’s rally was de­nied per­mis­sion and Ban­er­jee had sought to po­si­tion her­self as the key el­e­ment of an op­po­si­tion group­ing. On Thurs­day, Ma­mata said “meet­ing the

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PM and the home min­is­ter is a con­sti­tu­tional obli­ga­tion. Be­sides, we have in­ter­na­tional and do­mes­tic bor­der is­sues... So, meet­ing the home min­is­ter is nec­es­sary”. But the

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Home min­is­ter Amit Shah and Ben­gal CM Ma­mata Ban­er­jee in New Delhi

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