Bengaluru/Kolkata: In a veiled reference at BS Yediyurappa, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday that a BJP leader from Karnataka backtracked on his promise of providing financial assistance to the kin of those killed in police firing during the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) claiming that they were goons. Announcing Rs five lakh compensation for the families of those who died during the agitation, Banerjee said that though Trinamool Congress is a poor party it will extend help to the aggrieved families. Addressing party workers at a rally in Kolkata, she said, “As for the BJP leader from Karnataka I want to say that you don’t have money for the families of those who were shot dead (during the agitation against Citizenship Amendment Act). You will not extend any help to them.” Her remarks came a day after BS Yediyurappa withdrew the compensation offered to families of Jaleel and Nausheen until their role in the violence was investigated.
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