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Mamata against all-party meeting on Uri attack


Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed her apprehensions over calling an all-party meeting on the Uri terror attack.

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“I do not think it will solve the problem,” she told reporters when asked about whether the Central government should call an all-party meet to discuss the situation in wake of the terror attack.

“I have some questions in my mind like you. But it is better to keep quiet in the interest of the country,” she said, adding that it was not the right time to discuss all these things.

“It was very unfortunate. It is the matter of my country and I will not say anything which will hurt the interests of our country,” the CM said.

Earlier during the day, Banerjee in a tweet condemned the terrorist attack on the Army base at Uri in Kashmir in which 18 soldiers were killed yesterday.

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In one of the deadliest attacks on the Army in recent years, 18 jawans were killed and 18 others injured as heavily armed militants, suspected to be from Pakistan-based Jaish-e- Mohammed, stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in North Kashmir’s Uri town in the wee hours yesterday.