Mamata meets Manmohan

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on March 19, 2012

Ms Mamata Banerjee and the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh (file photo)

The Trinamool Congress chief, Ms Mamata Banerjee, today met the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, at his Parliament House office to convey her reservations over the setting up of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) and on other issues.

“The meeting was good,” Ms Banerjee told reporters after meeting the Prime Minister along with Union Ministers and her party colleagues Mr Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Mr Mukul Roy, who is Trinamool Congress’s nominee for the post of Railway Minister following the resignation of Mr Dinesh Trivedi.

Her meeting with the Prime Minister comes ahead of the Trinamool Congress Parliamentary Party meeting here.

Ms Banerjee, who forced Trivedi to quit as the Railway Minister after he proposed hike in the passenger fares in the Railway Budget, also described the NCTC as worse than TADA and POTA.

The West Bengal Chief Minister wanted modification in rail fares so that common people did not get affected. She has also stated that “there is no question of voting” in favour of the NCTC.

Dr Singh has made a strong pitch for the NCTC saying it was an important step to fight against terrorism.

Published on March 19, 2012
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