People are scared about differences over caste, religion in UP: Mamata Banerjee

Updated on Mar 28, 2017 01:20 PM IST

Banerjee’s comment comes in the backdrop of the indefinite strike by meat sellers, especially mutton vendors, since Monday in protest against the statewide crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughter houses.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI File Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI File Photo)
Kolkata | ByPTI

Expressing concern over the recent happenings in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said a government has to work for all and the slogan ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ in real terms should be implemented in letter and spirit.

”We are concerned about recent happenings in UP. People are afraid & many are scared about differences over caste, creed & religion. We are all one. ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’ sirf bolna nahi hain, karna hain. We have to do it, to make it meaningful. A govt has to be for all. We need to safeguard our Constitution and allow it to guide,” Banerjee said in a statement.

Banerjee’s comment comes in the backdrop of the indefinite strike by meat sellers, especially mutton vendors, since Monday in protest against the statewide crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughter houses.

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