Mamata Banerjee to skip NITI Aayog meeting as it clashes with Eid

02 June 2018, 08:28 PM
Mamata to skip NITI Aayog meeting as it clashes with Eid
Mamata to skip NITI Aayog meeting as it clashes with Eid

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she will skip the NITI Aayog meeting scheduled on June 16 as it clashing with Eid-ul-Fitr.

She indicated that no representative will go to the NITI Aayog meeting on her behalf.

"I have received the letter for the meeting. According to the calendar, June 16 is a national holiday on the occasion of Eid. How can I leave the state?" Banerjee told reporters in Kolkata.

"All festivals are important for me. Durga puja is very important as well as Eid. I don't leave my people during festivals," she said.

However, she did not comment on attending the meeting in case the date of Eid is changed due to the sighting of the moon.

‘’The invite is to me. How can someone else go?" said the WB CM when asked whether someone would be sent to represent her. 

Banerjee expressed her concern over the rise in fuel prices and petroleum products like domestic LPG cylinders, ‘’that hits our kitchen.’’

"There is a constant rise in prices of everything," she added.

First Published: Saturday, June 02, 2018 08:24 PM
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