After Repeal Of Farm Laws, Will Govt Roll Back BSF Jurisdiction Extension?
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week announced withdrawal of the three farm laws, against which thousands of farmers have been agitating for over a year.
Will the Centre be forced to roll back some of its other decisions, like the extension of Border Security Forces (BSF) jurisdiction?
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who called on Modi on Wednesday, urged the Prime Minister to withdraw the controversial decision of extending BSF’s jurisdiction to 50 km from the international boundary in states like West Bengal, Assam and Punjab.
Till now, BSF had jurisdiction authority covering 15 km from international boundaries.
“I met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today over a number of state-related issues. We also spoke on the BSF’s jurisdiction extension issue and demanded that this decision be withdrawn,” ANI quoted Mamata as saying.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress, the ruling parties in West Bengal and Punjab, respectively, have vehemently opposed the BSF rule amendment. Last week, the Bengal government passed a resolution in the state assembly against the extension of BSF’s jurisdiction from 15km to 50km.