Oppn backs Mamata in Kolkata Police-CBI face-off

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Feb 2019 09:11:08



OPPOSITION parties on Sunday extended support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who began a sit-in protest over the CBI’s attempt to question the Kolkata Police chief in connection with chit fund scams, calling the agency a “coalition partner of the BJP”. The Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday called up West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and extended support to her, saying the entire Opposition is together and it will defeat the fascist forces.

He alleged the events in West Bengal were part of an unrelenting attack on India’a institutions by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP. He said the Congress stood shoulder to shoulder with Banerjee who is on an overnight protest dharna against  CBI’s attempt to question Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar  in connection with chit fund

“The entire Opposition will stand together and defeat these fascist forces,” he tweeted.  The Congress Party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the antipathy of Modi and Shah towards Banerjee is “visceral”. He alleged that the BJP and the Prime Minister are desperate to create a controversy in the State for “cheap publicity and divisiveness” to get some space in 2019 elections.