A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of deploying the army near two of the national highway toll collection points, the BJP today called her accusations as baseless. Reacting to her statement last night, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh, said that it seems the West Bengal chief minister continues to be in shock after the demonetisation as at first she had apprehensions about less fuel in flight and then related a regular army exercise to a coup.
She continues to remain in shock after losing money due to demonetisation, due to which she is making all such allegations, he said further.
Yesterday evening, Mamata Banerjee once again targeted the Centre by revealing that it had deployed army near two of the national highway toll collection points. Expressing her anger against the Centre, she said the Centre did not seek permission of the state government for the same. However, Union Minister and BJP MP Babul Supriyo said that the army is conducting a survey on the points.
In an interaction with media, the West Bengal CM said that her statement based on record and hoped that her words will not be distorted and will be presented in the same manner as she said. Taking the matter on a serious note, she also refused to leave the office till the army is moved from the toll collection points.
TMC Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien, while raising the issue., twitted on his account asking if the Centre has imposed “General Emergency” besides “Financial Emergency”. He further posted a video of the army personnel standing on toll plaza and questioned that “what is the Army doing at toll plazas in Bengal without Centre informing State.”
WB CM still inside Nabanna,Bengal state govt secretariat.She had said yesterday “will stay here until army in front of Nabanno is withdrawn” pic.twitter.com/s8dAG1UFnu
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Mamata Banerjee continued to be in state government secretariat today morning.