Center denies Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee permission to participate in peace conference in Italy


The Union’s Foreign Ministry has refused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee permission to participate in the World Peace Conference to be held in Italy in October this year.

Mamata Banerjee. (Photo: file)

The Union Foreign Office refused the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, permission to participate in the World Peace Conference to be held in Italy in October of this year.

The authorization was refused from a “political angle” and because “the event is not up to the participation of the chief minister of a state”.

The conference will bring together German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi. The event will be centered on Mother Teresa.

Previously, the Italian government had asked Mamata Banerjee not to come with any delegates. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee then proposed the authorization of the industry delegation and requested the same authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, permission was not given.


TMC spokesperson Debangshu Bhattacharya Dev took to Twitter to express his opinion on the denial of permission to Mamata Banerjee.

He wrote: “The central government refused permission for Didi’s trip to Rome! Previously, they also canceled the authorization to travel to China. We accepted this decision with international relations and India’s interests in mind. Now, why Italy Modi ji? What’s your problem with Bengal? Chi! “

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