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India Political Highlights | Maligning Bengal's reputation, Mamata on BJP leaders' alleged 'Khalistani' remark on Sikh officer

In today's political news, BJP leaders said they would continue their agitation over Sandeshkhali incidents and state party leader Sukanta Majumdar has vowed to continue protests till the accused Shahjahan Sheikh is arrested. Bengal CM Mamata on the other hand, said BJP leaders were maligning Bengal's reputation with their remark on Sikh officer, allegedly calling him in 'Khalistani'. In his Delhi Assembly address, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal alleged that BJP tried to lure AAP leaders with Rs 25 crore, he also labelled the Supreme Court verdict on Chandigarh mayoral polls as a case of 'divine intervention'. Talks between Samajwadi Party and the Congress have been finalised, with the grand old party getting 17 seats in Uttar Pradesh. Kejriwal has said that the next 2-3 days are crucial for seat-sharing talks between AAP and the Congress in Delhi for upcoming LS polls. That's all for today, we will be back tomorrow with more news from across the country. Thank you and goodnight!
Last Updated 21 February 2024, 17:11 IST
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Maligning Bengal's reputation, Mamata on BJP leaders' alleged 'Khalistani' remark on Sikh officer

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

Credit: PTI Photo

On an IPS officer allegedly being called ‘Khalistani’ by state BJP leaders, CM Mamata Banerjee says, "What was the fault of the officer on duty? Is there no Sikh regiment in the force? We respect all religions. If an officer wears a turban, how can you (BJP) call him Khalistani? I have been mocked using so many names but I never reacted to it. A few people are now engaging in this. They are the biggest stigma in Bengal, they're maligning Bengal's reputation".

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When asked about the seat sharing arrangement in Delhi with Congress, CM and AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal says, "Let's see what happens in the next 2-3 days, it has been delayed a lot, it should have happened earlier."

(Published 21 February 2024, 02:52 IST)

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