West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today evening slammed state Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for his suggestion over her allegations that army was stationed in toll plaza across the state without the state government’s permission on Thursday evening.
Reacting on the governor’s statement, Mamata Banerjee had said that he was speaking in the voice of the Centre and all details should have been checked before making such statements. The governor, without naming her had said that any person should take care and think twice before making any allegations against the army.
The Opposition had yesterday slammed the West Bengal’s chief minister over the issue. Left parties accused her of “making a mountain of a molehill”. The Congress, which supported TMC in the Parliament on the issue, accused the party of attempting to “use the Army for scoring a political point”.
Speaking to ‘The Indian Express’ CPI (M) leader Mohammad Salim had said that the chief minister doesn’t have the knowledge of the civil administration and armed forces, or how they interface and added that Mamata Banerjee had made clear of having no knowledge of such things and acted out of sheer paranoia.
State Congress chief, Adhir Chowdhury said that the deputation of the army had nothing to do with TMC’s demonetisation push or threatening the state. According to party leaders, Chowdhury has incresing pushed to the corner by the Congress, due to growing proximity between it’s high command and the TMC.