What is she making an attempt to cover by staging dharna, asks Javadekar; Opposition unites in opposition to Centre in Parliament
Mamata Banerjee vs CBI LATEST updates: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar says, “Opposition parties have supported Mamata Banerjee. Who are these people? They are out on bail. Such people are standing together. This is not Mahagathbandhan, they are divided by vision and united by corruption. The corrupt are standing together. Whatever is happening in Kolkata is one of a kind. Never before was an investigating team taken into custody by police. It’s murder of democracy. We want to ask Mamata Banerjee why is she staging dharna, who does she want to shield? Police Commissioner or herself?”
As TMC MPs created ruckus in Lok Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh mentioned, “The CBI was compelled to take this action as the Kolkata police commissioner was not cooperating in the investigation.”
The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report on the function of IPS officers on allegations of obstructing investigation and violation of Service Conduct Rules in Sunday’s incident in Kolkata. Narendra Modi will meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, and Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday over West Bengal problem.
Meanwhile, West Bengal governor Keshav Nath Tripathi earlier on Monday apprised the Ministry of Home Affairs of the scenario within the state. Tripathi has additionally summoned the chief secretary.
When Solicitor General Tushar Mehta talked about the CBI’s plea in opposition to Rajeev Kumar, CJI Ranjan Gogoi requested what the urgency was after which posted the matter for listening to on Tuesday at 10.30 am. Gogoi mentioned, “If Kolkata Police commissioner even remotely thinks of destroying evidence, bring the material before this court. We will come down so heavily on him that he will regret.”
The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned until 2 pm after TMC MPs disrupted proceedings on Monday and rushed to the Well. The MPs have been demanding dialogue on the scenario in West Bengal. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court rejected pressing listening to for a plea by CBI in opposition to Rajeev Kumar in chit funds circumstances. The matter will likely be heard tomorrow.
According to stories, CRPF personnel have been deployed exterior the CBI workplace in Kolkata. Meanwhile, AAP MP Sanjay Singh has given discover in Rajya Sabha below rule 267 for suspension of enterprise, demanding dialogue on ‘misuse of CBI’.
As Mamata Banerjee’s dharna continues in Kolkata, about 15 events are anticipated to boost the difficulty in Lok Sabha on Monday. Meanwhile, TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu mentioned that the Opposition events will meet in Delhi on Monday and draft an motion plan on a nationwide motion.
The CBI will search contempt proceedings in opposition to West Bengal chief secretary, DGP and Kolkata commissioner Rajeev Kumar. It will even search a directive for Kumar to affix probe. Advocate and Senior Congress chief Abhishek Manu Singhvi will symbolize the West Bengal authorities in Supreme Court.
As Mamata Banerjee’s dharna continues in Kolkata, about 15 events are anticipated to boost the difficulty in Lok Sabha on Monday. The West Bengal chief minister will even maintain a cupboard assembly on the sit-in web site.
A BJP delegation is prone to meet the Election Commission at 12.30 pm to protest West Bengal’s authorities “move” to to bar social gathering choppers. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will lead the delegation.
After Mamata Banerjee started her sit-in on Sunday, she claimed that she was being targetted as a result of she had organised the United India rally in January. As she hit out on the Narendra Modi authorities, she informed her supporters: “Organise rallies tomorrow (Monday) between 2-4 pm in every block of the state. Wear black badges and carry black flags to register your protest. We are not afraid. If he wants to impose President’s Rule, we will see. We have to ensure Modi is ousted from power in 2019.”
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu, BSP chief Mayawati, NCP’s Sharad Pawar, and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal have been among the many a number of Opposition leaders who spoke to Mamata Banerjee on Sunday over telephone to specific solidarity.
In an unprecedented improvement on Sunday night, Mamata sat on a dharna, protesting CBI’s try to quiz Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar in reference to chit fund scams. The chief minister stayed the evening on a makeshift dais together with some senior ministers and social gathering members. Mamata mentioned she is going to proceed her Satyagraha until the nation and its Constitution are “saved”.
Opposition events late Sunday evening expressed solidarity with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who started a sit-in protest over the CBI’s try to query the Kolkata Police chief in reference to chit fund scams, because the Congress termed it “mala fide” and an “assault” on the federal polity.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi referred to as up Banerjee and prolonged assist to her, saying the whole opposition is collectively and it’ll defeat the fascist forces.
He alleged the occasions in West Bengal have been a part of an unrelenting assault on India’s establishments by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP.
He mentioned the Congress stood shoulder to shoulder with Banerjee who’s on an in a single day dharna.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister M Chandrababu Naidu mentioned it was a obtrusive instance of how “Modi-Shah duo are destroying the institutions”.
“Attacking political opponents in different States, few days before the Parliament elections commence, will have disastrous consequences in the country,” he mentioned.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal additionally got here out in assist of the TMC chief. “Spoke to Mamta didi and expressed solidarity. Modi-Shah duo’s action is completely bizarre and anti-democracy,” he tweeted.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav termed the CBI’s motion undemocratic and in opposition to the spirit of the Constitution.
“The BJP wants to stay in power by hook or by crook. They are so scared of losing that CBI is being used as election agents. This is undemocratic and against spirit of the constitution. We demand due process be followed so that CBI is not used as a tool of political interference,” he mentioned on Twitter.
Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi mentioned the CBI motion in Kolkata is clearly “mala fide” and an “assault” on the federal polity, which has come inside 48 hours of Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah’s public “threat” to him.
He alleged that the BJP and the prime minister are determined to create an argument within the state for “cheap publicity and divisiveness” to get some house in 2019 elections.
He claimed the Modi authorities has ensured a non-functional and non-productive Parliament session going by such assaults on the federal polity on a Sunday night.
Congress chief Ahmed Patel mentioned, “Investigative companies are constitutional our bodies and must function inside the parameters of regulation.
“They cannot act at the behest of any political party or any extra constitutional authority.”
Rashtriya Janata Dal nationwide president Lalu Prasad mentioned the Constitution and constitutional establishments within the nation have been dealing with an “unprecedented crisis” and alleged that there have been “attempts to plunge the country into a civil war”.
“The widespread public of the nation is in opposition to the BJP and its coalition accomplice – a partisan CBI. We stand with @MamataBanerjeeOfficial. There is a brazen show of dictatorship.
“It is the greatest danger to democracy. The Constitution and constitutional institutions are facing an unprecedented crisis. Attempts are being made to plunge the country into a civil war for electoral gains,” Prasad tweeted in Hindi.
Prasad’s official twitter deal with is operated by individuals near him as he’s serving sentences in reference to fodder rip-off circumstances and admitted at a hospital in Ranchi for therapy of a number of illnesses.
Incidentally, the fodder rip-off conviction which led to the imprisonment of Prasad and rendered him disqualified from contesting polls, was additionally investigated by the CBI.
According to social gathering sources, the RJD supremo’s youthful son and political inheritor Tejashwi Yadav has spoken to Banerjee over telephone and he would possibly go to Kolkata on Monday in a present of solidarity.
“State governments will be compelled to take such steps in view of political decisions taken by the CBI in the last few months under pressure from the BJP. The CBI may have to face the wrath of the public if it continues to act as a coalition partner of the BJP. Nobody is mightier than the public in a democracy,” Tejashwi Yadav tweeted.
NCP president Sharad Pawar wrote on the micro-blogging web site,” #Assualtondemocracy – blatant misuse of CBI in #WestBengal to intimidate the opposition and settle political scores.”
National Conference chief Omar Abdullah additionally threw his weight behind Banerjee, saying using the company as a political instrument has crossed all limits.
“Just spoke to @MamataOfficial didi to convey the support of @JKNC_ as she sits in dharna. The use of the CBI as a political tool has crossed all limits as has the Modi government’s misuse of institutions. A former CM having such little regard for India’s federalism is shocking,” Omar tweeted.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti additionally expressed solidarity with Banerjee, saying historical past stands testomony to how JK has confronted the wrath of central companies.
She mentioned, “Its disheartening to see how institutions are being hijacked only to discredit political opponents. Doesn’t bode well for the Centre-State relationship.”
In a dramatic showdown with the Modi authorities, a livid Banerjee, wrapped in a brown woollen scarf, started a sit-in proper in entrance of the Metro Cinema to protest “insults” she confronted by the hands of the prime minister and Shah, hours after a CBI staff that had gone to query Kumar was detained in a uncommon face-off between the police institutions of the Centre and the state.
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