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Mamata Banerjee dismisses talk of being PM candidate

Talking on the issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, she said, 40 lakh people whose names were missing from the list were the family members of this country.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 01, 2018 19:50 IST ]
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Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her priority was throwing BJP out of power and for the same opposition should come together.

She also sought to dismiss talks of her being a Prime Ministerial candidate.

"I am nobody. I am a very simple worker. Let me just continue as a commoner. I want that this government must go, this BJP government. They are doing maximum political vendetta and atrocities with the people. So, we want that everybody should be united. Let us work together, don't think of Prime Ministerial candidate. Think of the country," she told the media in Parliament House, reported news agency IANS.

Talking on the issue of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, she said, 40 lakh people whose names were missing from the list were the family members of this country. 

Asked about BJP president Amit Shah's statement that he would be going to West Bengal to address a rally on August 11, the news agency quoted her saying: "Let him go. Let him go all the 365 days. Bengal is for everybody. Bengal welcomes everybody. It is their party problem."

Replying to Shah's comment about infiltrators and her remarks about a bloodbath she said that what she actually means is that what the BJP is doing will create bloodbath. 

Commenting on her meetings with leaders of various political parties she said, those were courtesy meetings.

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