West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today challenged the new legislation brought by Central government to implement ban on cattle slaughter.
She accused that the Centre’s move is unconstitutional. She said that West Bengal will neither accept it nor are they bound by it. Mamata alleged that it is a move by Narendra Modi government to demoralize and destroy the federal structure of the county. She branded it as direct encroachment to federal structure.
According to Mamata Banerjee, it is unnecessarily bulldozing and imposing of Centre’s writ on the state. Mamata Banerjee said that the law is very clear as per constitution and the Centre has no right to dictate terms to states with respect to List 2 of Seventh Schedule. She said that they will challenge the law constitutionally.