'Does loving Hindus mean hating Muslims?' asks Mamata

India

16 Jun 2018

West Bengal: Mamata asks if loving Hindus means hating Muslims

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee today said those who accuse her of appeasing Muslims are friends of neither the Hindus nor the Muslims.

"Some accuse me of (doing) Muslim appeasement. My question to them is whether loving Hindus means you have to hate Muslims," she said.

Banerjee was addressing a special prayer gathering on Red Road in Kolkata to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr.

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Mamata angry with Niti Aayog meeting clashing with Eid

BJP and some other organizations have been charging Banerjee with appeasement of Muslims for political reasons.

Banerjee said that it was due to her protest of Niti Aayog meeting kept on Eid that she was being targeted.

"Why the Niti Aayog meeting was kept on the day of Eid? I had written to the Central government urging it to change the date," she said.

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Meeting was earlier scheduled on June 16 but later postponed

Banerjee yesterday confirmed her participation in the Niti Aayog's rescheduled governing council meeting in New Delhi on June 17.

The meeting to be chaired by PM Modi was earlier scheduled on June 16.

Banerjee and a few other chief ministers had expressed unwillingness to attend the meeting in view of the Eid festival, following which it was postponed by a day to June 17.

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