Mamata Banerjee on Afghanistan Crisis: “We must look at the safety of Indians”

News Desk: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the state government is coordinating with the center for the safe return of over 200 people from her state who are still stranded in Afghanistan. She also said that they are from Kalimpong and Terai.

She said “The chief secretary will write to the Ministry of External Affairs to bring them back. We must look at the safety of Indians”

When reporters asked her whether the center should revisit the immigration policy in light of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, she said “It is a sensitive issue and a major policy decision. The MEA is monitoring the crisis situation. I shouldn’t comment on it at present”

On Wednesday, she also announced renaming of Mother Dairy to Bengal Dairy and resuming of local train services after completion of 50% vaccination in villages.