Extension of BSF’s jurisdiction attempt to interfere with federal structure, says TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday reprimanded the Center’s transition to expand the ward of the Border Security Force, charging that it is an endeavor to meddle into the government design of the country.

The BJP-drove focal government had altered the BSF Act to approve the power to attempt search, seizure and capture inside a bigger 50 km stretch, rather than 15 km, from the worldwide line in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam.

Banerjee, in any case, said the state has no issues in the boundary regions.

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“Concerning the BSF matter, we have sent a letter fighting the move. Prior, they had ward of 15 km, there were occurrences of terminating in Balurghat or Cooch Behar. Presently, they stretched out it to 50 km. This is an endeavor to meddle into the government design of the country,” Banerjee said at an authoritative audit meeting here.

“We don’t have issues in the boundary regions and offer exceptionally genial relations (with adjoining nations). There is no compelling reason to make this disarray. The rule of law is a state subject. BSF should take care of what they are liable for and we will have all out help for that,” she said.

West Bengal imparts a worldwide boundary to Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

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Banerjee had on Sunday spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to quickly pull out the Union Home Ministry’s warning that drawn out the locale of BSF. — PTI

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