Smriti Irani criticises Mamata Banerjee over demand for UN-monitored referendum on CAA, NRC, says remark ‘insult to Indian Parliament’

  • Smriti Irani criticised Mamata Banerjee over her demand for United Nations-monitored referendum on amended Citizenship Act and NRC

  • Union textile minister is in the city to attend an event at a city hotel

  • Banerjee dared Narendra Modi government to go for United Nations-monitored referendum on amended Citizenship Act and proposed nationwide NRC and said that he will have to quit if it fails 'mass vote'

Kolkata: Union minister Smriti Irani on Friday criticised West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over her demand for United Nations-monitored referendum on amended Citizenship Act and NRC, saying her remark was an insult to the Parliament.

 Smriti Irani criticises Mamata Banerjee over demand for UN-monitored referendum on CAA, NRC, says remark ‘insult to Indian Parliament’

File image of Smriti Irani. PTI

The Union textile minister is in the city to attend an event at a city hotel. "The comment (made by Banerjee) is an insult to Indian Parliament," Irani told reporters when asked to react on the
chief minister's remark over the citizenship law.

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Banerjee had on Thursday dared the Narendra Modi government at the Centre to go for a United Nations-monitored referendum on the amended Citizenship Act and the proposed nationwide NRC and said that he will have to quit if it fails "mass vote".

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Updated Date: Dec 20, 2019 13:56:40 IST