Banerjee said the Centre should have consulted the state government and wondered whether it was a 'political visit' by Singh with BJP MPs.

Singh was accompanied by party MP S S Ahluwalia.

"Today (Tuesday), Union Home Minister Rajnath Singhji has visited Chhit-Mahal (Indo-Bangladesh enclaves) areas in Cooch Behar, along with BJP MPs. Is it an official visit or a political visit?" Banerjee sought on Facebook.

She said no prior discussion or consultation about the visit was made with the state government, though Chhit-Mahal and law and order fell within the jurisdiction of the state government.

"It is customary to have prior discussion in such cases with the state government. Even though I am now in North Bengal, with a prior programme, I have only received a fax message of his tour programme . I think in our federal structure, we must respect each other's jurisdiction," the Chief Minister added.

Asked why no West Bengal government official was present during his visit, Rajnath Singh said  in Teen Bigha "it is a visit to the forward areas of the border which is being looked after by the BSF."

Seeking to downplay the issue, he cited the district administration is fully cooperating with the BSF authorities during his tour.

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