Launching a scathing attack on the Centre after a CBI team made an unsuccessful bid to question the Kolkata Police commissioner Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah of trying to organise a coup in the state.
Banerjee said the CBI’s action is politically vindictive. “Our government arrested chit fund owners when we came to power. It is we who formed an SIT to probe the matter,” she said in a hurriedly-called press conference outside Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s residence.
“Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are trying to organise a coup in the state as we had organised the opposition rally on January 19. We were aware that the CBI will attack us after we organised the rally,” Banerjee said, referring to the Brigade rally attended by leaders of about 20 opposition parties.
“I feel ashamed to talk to such a prime minister who has blood on his hands,” she said.
She also alleged that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was directing the CBI to harass political opponents, as per orders of the prime minister.
Central Bureau of Investigation is getting instructions from dacoits, emphasised Banerjee. The current situation is worse than emergency days, expressed Banerjee. She also alleged that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was directing the CBI to harass political opponents, as per orders of the prime minister.
“I am going to stage a dharna to save the federal structure. From today I’m going to sit near the Metro Channel. This dharna means satyagraha.” said Banerjee