Union Minister Smriti Irani slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and launched a verbal attack on her.
Taking a swipe at Banerjee after she claimed a moral victory following the court’s order, Irani said the West Bengal chief minister has been left with egg on her face.
Addressing a press conference, Union Minister Smriti Irani said: “The political histrionics of Mamata Banerjee was brought to screeching halt by the Supreme Court. The political environment in West Bengal is not suitable. The Supreme Court gave its judgement keeping that in mind and directed Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to present himself in Shillong.”
She added: “There exists a state of lawlessness in West Bengal, the anarchist Chief Minister intervened in the process of collection of evidence by officers, upon whose instructions officers were heckled, manhandled and detained, their families harassed, their homes surrounded.”
The Union Minister said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) welcomed the judgement by the Supreme Court in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) vs Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal.
BJP leader Irani also claimed that there were differences between the call records of suspects and evidence given by West Bengal Police and what the CBI accessed in the Saradha chit fund scam. Also Read: Yogi Adityanath Brutally Insults Mamata Banerjee. You Must Read This.
Banerjee sat on a “Save India” dharna in front of Metro Cinema in the heart of Kolkata on Sunday night insisting that the latest CBI action was tantamount to stifling the spirit of “Constitution and federalism” in the country.
Mamata Banerjee has called off her sit-in protest, which turned Kolkata into the country’s political capital for the last three days. “We are not stopping the fight, we are taking it to Delhi,” announced the Bengal chief minister.
Several opposition leaders, including Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, DMK’s Kanimozhi, RJD’s Tejaswhi Yadav, have supported Banerjee’s protest.
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