Trinamool Alleges Government Of Blocking Mamata Banerjee's Chicago Visit

Trinamool Alleges Government Of Blocking Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Alleges Government Of Blocking Mamata Banerjee's Chicago Visit(file image)

New Delhi: The foreign ministry said that, the Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee was not stopped by the government from visiting Chicago for the World Hindu Conference. The Ministry also stated that it never received a request for approval.

The Bengal CM, described  the ministry's version as "low-on-facts" and alledged that "pressure was mounted" on the organisers to cancel an event to which the she was invited.

"I wanted to go to Chicago.... I could not go there because of an unholy conspiracy hatched by certain people. This incident has given me a lot of pain," Ms Banerjee had said on Tuesday.

The Trinamool  Congress alleged that the Bhrtiya Janata Party and its ideological mentor RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) wanted only one major programme to be held in Chicago during the conference.

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Derek O'Brien, the Trinamool leader stated Mamata Banerjee was invited by the Vivekananda Vedanta Society and she had confirmed her participation. "Subsequently, it is learnt, that under 'tremendous pressure', the organisers were prevailed upon to cancel the programme. It is common knowledge that the BJP-RSS wanted only one major programme to be held in Chicago and that would be under the banner of the Global Hindu Congress (World Hindu Foundation) and this programme would be attended by Mohan Bhagwat...To ensure this happened, intense pressure was mounted on Vivekananda Vedanta Mission in Chicago to cancel the programme," he said.

Last night, External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the government did not receive any request for clearance for Mamata Banerjee's visit.

"The reports about the denial of permission are, therefore, not true," he said in response to questions.

(With inputs from agencies)

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