After confronting violent protests, Mamata Banerjee cancels meeting with PM


New Delhi: Hours after shouting protesters surrounded Mamata Banerjee and attacked her minister, Amit Mitra, the West Bengal chief minister has cancelled her meeting with the Prime Minister. Her party says she is  unwell with fever. Mr Mitra has been hospitalised.  Ms Banerjee is in Delhi to seek financial assistance for her state, which owes nearly 2 lakh crores in loans to the centre. She wants the government to suspend the annual interest payments of 22,000 crores.  Accompanied by her finance minister, she was entering the Planning Commission in Delhi this evening when activists from the Students Federation of India (SFI) targeted the leaders. Mr Mitra, who is 62, said, “They were attacking me from every direction.” His kurta was ripped….

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