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Those living in Bengal will have to learn Bengali, says Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal CM also reiterated the allegation that outsiders were involved in instigating the doctors' agitation in the state.

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Kanchrapara: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday insisted that those living in West Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali.

The TMC supremo also reiterated that outsiders instigated the doctors’ agitation in the state and accused the BJP of targeting the Bengalis and the minorities.

“Outsiders are instigating the doctors. I had rightly said that they were involved in yesterday’s protest. I had seen some outsiders raising slogans (at SSKM hospital),” she said, while addressing a rally here.

Alleging that EVMs in the recently held Lok Sabha elections were “programmed”, Banerjee also said that ballot papers should be brought back for conducting polls.

“Just because they (BJP) won a few seats by programming the EVMs, it doesn’t mean that they can beat up Bengalis and minorities. We will not tolerate this,” the chief minister said.

“The police will take action against the hooligans. If someone is living in Bengal, he or she has to learn Bengali,” she added.

Also read: Kolkata doctors protest spreads to Delhi & Mumbai


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  1. Not sure how it should be perceived, as I have been staying in south india, and there it’s very obvious that one should learn the language as the localites won’t speak in any other language.

  2. This is fascist approach and against the constitution. where are all so-called liberals who always seem to act against such issues every now and then.

  3. Madam Mamata is gone rogue, making a noble profession suffer her whim and fancies not to mention goons of TMC

  4. It was the imposition of Bengali in the areas around Darjeeling about a year ago that had set off a storm.

    • How is it an “imposition” ? Since the states are divided on the basis of language it is reasonable to expect Bengali to be spoken in Bengal. Similar demands on the usage of the local language have also been made in other states like Maharashtra, Karnataka or Tamil Nadu.

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