New Delhi: Soon after President Pranab Mukherjee and RBI governor Raghuram Rajan spoke on rising intolerance in the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also said she was “saddened” at the level of intolerance prevailing in the country and encouraged people to “act for unity”.

President Pranab Mukherjee said, “India has thrived because of tolerance”.

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Trinamool Congress Chief paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary and remembered Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his 140th birth anniversary.

“Remembering the Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel ji on his birth anniversary. May his vision of united India be fulfilled,” she said.

Banerjee had also strongly condemned the police raid at Kerala House in Delhi, and said in a tweet that it was “an unwise and unhealthy attempt to curb fundamental rights of people”.

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Political parties in Bengal had also slammed the Narendra Modi government for interfering with the fundamental rights of the people.

(With inputs from IANS)

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