Will not leave Nabanna till Army stationed in front of Secretariat is withdrawn: Mamata Banerjee
Bengal Chief Minister today called the deployment of Army in front of Nabanna, the State Secretariat, as “political, undemocratic, unethical, vindictive, unconstitutional.”
The Chief Minister said, “I will be staying at the secretariat today until the army is withdrawn. The army is collecting money at the toll plaza, and despite the police requesting them to withdraw, they have refused.”
“It is false that they are collecting data, the data they are talking of is readily available with the NHAI,” she added.
The Chief Minister said she had “taken information from Maharashtra, Kerala, Odhisa, Chattisgarh. This action is not happening anywhere but in Bengal.”
The CM has decided to stay in Nabanna till the Army stationed in front of the Secretariat is withdrawn. She said this was her duty as the democratic custodian of the State.
Earlier today, she had called the deployment of Army in different parts of the State, without informing the State Government, as unconstitutional and wondered aloud if the Centre was trying to impose general emergency.