After the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee in connection with the school recruitment scam and former Andhra Pradesh CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu was arrested in connection with an alleged corruption scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticised the Union government on Monday. According to news agency PTI, she described these proceedings as “political vendetta” against some parties.
“Abhishek Banerjee is being unnecessarily harassed. Likewise, N Chandrababu Naidu was arrested which is not at all appreciable. There should not be vindictiveness, it might boomerang as well,” CM Mamata Banerjee stated.
Banerjee while speaking on debate over ‘India vs Bharat’ said: “Our Constitution begins with ‘We the People of India’ in the Preamble. People have been using every name. It seems they (BJP) did it due to the INDIA alliance.”
Protest at Rajghat:
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that if permission to protest at Rajghat on Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary is denied, her party members will pray there. The TMC scheduled the protest on October 2 to demand that the Centre release the funding for the state.
“Delhi police is not our enemy, but they will not be able to give us permission to protest at Rajghat as that will be a political call… However, we can still go there to pray, that is always permissible,” Banerjee stated.
The TMC has asked for permission to hold a significant protest against the failure of Bengal to pay its NREGA obligations at three locations in Delhi, including the Rajghat, the site of Gandhi’s cremation.