‘Why was no Central Team Sent to UP’? Mamata Banerjee on Probe Into Kanpur Mother-Daughter Deaths

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday sought to know why a central team was not sent to probe the death of a mother-daughter duo in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh during an eviction drive. The duo died on February 13, allegedly due to self-immolation, during an anti-encroachment drive in Kanpur’s Dehat district. Banerjee claimed that a campaign was being carried out to evict “poor” people in UP. “But no investigation is done in such cases, why no central team was sent there?” he asked while speaking at an event in Bankura. He insisted that his government gives land rights to the poor to ensure their safety.

Banerjee and her party TMC have been vocal about sending central teams to West Bengal on various issues, most recently on mid-day meal distribution and MGNREGA implementation in the state.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of a mother-daughter duo during an anti-encroachment campaign in Kanpur Dehat.

Claiming that the state was freed from ultra-Left terror under her party’s rule, Banerjee said earlier people in the affected Jangalmahal area spread over Bankura, Paschim Medinipur, Jhargram and Purulia districts could not move out of their homes. Could, because people were robbed. Maoist.

“Touchwood, there has been no Maoist attack or ambush in the last 11 years and no one has had to stay indoors in fear of such,” she said.