'Left, Congress playing dirty politics', Mamata Banerjee to skip Opposition's anti-CAA meeting
New Delhi : In a shocking development, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has distanced herself from the campaign against anti-CAA by the united Opposition. Trinamool Congress part will not be taking part in the meeting called by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi.
Mamata Banerjee accused Left and Congress parties of playing the dirty politics and said she would fight against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and NRC alone.
"Due to the politics of opposition in state, in contradiction with their all-India stance, I have decided not to attend the anti-CAA and NRC meeting on January 13," said Mamata Banerjee, speaking at a special session of the Bengal assembly.
"I was the first to launch an andolan (movement) against CAA NRC," she said. "What the Left and the Congress are doing in the name of the CAA-NRC is not a movement but vandalism."
She also apologized to the other opposition leaders for not being able to take part in the meeting.
"But what happened yesterday in the state it is no more possible for me to attend the meeting anymore," she said.
She was referring to clashes between her party men and Left workers during a strike called by Left trade unions, especially in Malda's Sujapur.