1. Defiant Mamata Banerjee dares Narendra Modi to arrest her, says ‘Centre is behaving like a coward ‘

Defiant Mamata Banerjee dares Narendra Modi to arrest her, says ‘Centre is behaving like a coward ‘

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today termed state Transport Minister Madan Mitra's arrest...

By: | Kolkata | Updated: December 12, 2014 10:02 PM
Mamata Banerjee at a press conference after CBI arrested State Sports and Transport Minister Madan Mitra in Kolkata on Friday. PTI

Mamata Banerjee at a press conference after CBI arrested State Sports and Transport Minister Madan Mitra in Kolkata on Friday. PTI

Launching a blistering attack against the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today termed state Transport Minister Madan Mitra’s arrest as “political vendetta” and “dirty conspiracy” by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and dared the Narendra Modi-led NDA government to arrest her.

“What has happened is illegal and unconstitutional. It is a dangerous step to destroy democratic institutions. My government condemns the arrest of Madan Mitra in the strictest of terms,” Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat here.

“It is a conspiracy, a very dirty conspiracy, I ask the Prime Minister to put me in jail first. He (Mitra) was called as a witness. Within a few years he was arrested. Is it not a political vendetta?” a furious Banerjee said.

Mamata Banerjee clicking picture of the setting sun during her trip for the promotion of Infrastructure cum tourism promotion to Jhorkhali, Sajnekhali in Sunderbans. (PTI)

Mamata Banerjee clicking picture of the setting sun during her trip for the promotion of Infrastructure cum tourism promotion to Jhorkhali, Sajnekhali in Sunderbans. (PTI)

“I will visit Madan in SSKM Hospital (when he is taken there for medical examination). Arrest me with whatever police Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have at their disposal,” she said.

Taking on the BJP leadership and its president Amit Shah, the Trinamool Congress supremo said, “We will tear open their mask, we will fight them in Delhi.”

“A man who has himself been arrested and chargesheeted by the CBI is pointing finger at us,” Banerjee said.

“It is pure political vendetta, the secular, democratic and republican fabric of the country is being destroyed,” Banerjee said terming Mitra’s arrest as illegal, unconstitutional as also discourteous.

She said that the Trinamool Congress would hit the streets from tomorrow and threatened to take up the issue in the Parliament.
“They have cleverly arrested Madan on a Friday as Parliament will be closed on the weekend,” she claimed.

“Situation in India is like Emergency now, new battle has begun. We accept your challenge, my government condemns Madan Mitra’s arrest in the strictest of terms,” she said adding, “Centre is behaving like a coward and an autocrat, this is a dangerous and disastrous game.”

“All people of Bengal are my assets, if the Centre arrests even one person illegally, I will protest,” she said.

Claiming that the activities of the BJP government are worse than the Emergency days during Indira Gandhi’s prime ministership, she said, “He (Mitra) has taken the constitutional oath, he is my colleague in the ministry. He has taken oath not to do anything unconstitutional.”

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    Dip
    Dec 13, 2014 at 8:05 am
    Misleading public. Sharada scam monitored by SC; Govt has NO say. The language - Mamta unfit to hold any consutional post - Goondy desperate and threatening BJP supporters of death. WB people deserve such leader. Just big talker. Before a bunch of Anandmargies, Naxals and Communists controlled them; now Mamata!
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      pagushona
      Dec 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm
      She should join a drama party. Does not deserve to be a leader. Sickening!
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