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CRPF deployment unconstitutional and illegal: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee speaks out against Army in her state
02 Dec 2016
  • Mamata Banerjee spent a night in her office at the secretariat Nabanna objecting to the proximity of Army soldiers at toll booths along national highways in the state.
  • She called it Centre's military coup as the state government's consent had not been sought.
  • The army said it was carrying out routine drills which Mamata Banerjee firmly rejected.

  • Army was quick to deny military emergency
    Army officials told the media: "The army conducts annual exercise throughout the county with the aim of getting statistical data about the load carriers that could be made available to the Army in case of a contingency."

    Not a coup, routine exercise: Army
    02 Dec 2016
  • The Army justifying the deployment said that such exercises were conducted for data collection at all toll booths across the country bi-annually.
  • Army said the exercise would end by Friday and there was "nothing alarming about this and it is carried out as per government orders."
  • They said similar exercise was being carried out in Arunachal, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.

  • Did the police already know?
    02 Dec 2016
  • The CPRO, Defence, Kolkata, Wing Commander SS Birdi had contended that the training was commenced after notifying the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police.
  • Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the army saying that the army was giving "absolutely wrong and misleading facts".
  • However, Kolkata Police confirmed that they were informed about the exercises, but denied permission to the Army on Nov 25 itself.

  • Trinamool Congress lashes out at the Army
    02 Dec 2016
  • Mamata Banerjee's party said they had checked with other states and no such exercises were being carried out elsewhere.
  • Banerjee called it "political vendetta" and "an attack on the federal structure" by the central structure because the party had picked up arms against the currency ban.
  • O'Brien said it was a "dangerous situation," and would raise the matter in parliament.

  • Opposition decries Mamata's over-reaction
    03 Dec 2016
  • Opposition parties in West Bengal slammed Mamata Banerjee's over-reaction to the army's presence at toll plazas in the state.
  • The Left accused her of "making a mountain of a molehill", the Congress accused her of attempting to "use the Army for scoring a political point", while the BJP demanded her resignation.
  • Meanwhile, the TMC threatened to take legal recourse unless the army goes back.

  • Mamata, Governor spar over Army deployment
    04 Dec 2016
  • A war of words erupted between Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi over the deployment of the army at toll plazas in the state.
  • Tripathi had asked Mamata to refrain from politicizing the Army, after which she called him a stooge of the Centre.
  • However, Tripathi has stated that he stood by his words and will do his duty as governor.

  • Parrikar slams Mamata for comments on Army
    09 Dec 2016
  • In a strongly worded letter, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar lambasted West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for her comments on the armed forces.
  • Parrikar said that the allegations Mamata made "run the risk of adversely impacting the morale of the country's armed forces."
  • He also cautioned her and the TMC against involving an "apolitical" army in their political battles.

  • Mamata to Parrikar: 'You don't know how to write'
    10 Dec 2016
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee lambasted Defence minister Manohar Parrikar for writing a letter alleging that she was "attempting to demoralize the armed forces."
  • Taking 'strong exception' to Parrikar's comment she said that she had never witnessed such "political vendetta by misusing the role of an esteemed organization (army)".
  • Furthermore, she said he didn't know "how to write to a CM."

  • BJP-TMC war of words escalates
    12 Dec 2016
  • BJP West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh stoked controversy by saying "when Mamata was protesting in Delhi, we could've dragged her by the hair"; Ghosh had earlier said Mamata Banerjee has lost her mind after the demonetization drive.
  • TMC's Derek O'Brien said this was a new low in the BJP's political hooliganism.
  • The TMC maintains that the BJP is issuing dangerous "personal threats" to Banerjee.

  • CRPF deployment unconstitutional and illegal: Mamata Banerjee
    23 Dec 2016
  • In yet another attack to Center, Mamata Banerjee said that deploying 15 CRPF personnel to provide security to IT officers during raids is unconstitutional.
  • In a letter addressed to Rajnath Singh, Banerjee wrote that her State Government "objects strongly" to the deployment of the CRPF personnel.
  • She also wrote that the decision is "blatantly unconstitutional, illegal and against all principles of cooperative federalism."

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