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Mamata Banerjee meets PM Modi, demands to roll back decision to extend BSF’s jurisdiction

24/11/2021 at 6:55 PM

New Delhi, Nov 24: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and demanded rolling back of the Centre’s decision to extend BSF’s jurisdiction in the state.

The Trinamool Congress supremo also discussed several issues related to West Bengal.

“I met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today over a number of state-related issues. We also spoke on the BSF’s jurisdiction extension issue and demanded that this decision be withdrawn,” Banerjee told reporters.

The Chief Minister is slated to be in the national capital till November 25.

The Centre had earlier in October empowered the Border Security Force (BSF) to conduct searches, arrest suspects and make seizures up to an area of 50 km inside Indian territory from the International Border (IB) along India-Pakistan and India-Bangladesh borders which was up to 15 kilometres earlier.

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