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Mamata stays put at state secretariat, asks if it was army coup

She said that army personnel were there in different districts like Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North 24 Paragans, Burdwan, Howrah, Hooghly etc.

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. Photo: PTI
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee. Photo: PTI

Chief Minister continued to stay put at the state today protesting against presence at toll plazas in several parts of the state and asked whether it was an "coup".

personnel, however, had left the near the last night.



Speaking to reporters late last night at 'Nabanna', the state secretariat, she said, "I will stay at the to guard our democracy".

"Is this a military coup," she asked.

She said that personnel were there in different districts like Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North 24 Paragans, Burdwan, Howrah, Hooghly etc.

"The is deployed without informing the state government. This is unprecedented and a very serious matter", she had said.

The TMC leadership has decided to raise the issue in both the houses of and also inform President about the incident.

"We are talking to all political parties. We are planning to raise the issue in today. Lets see," TMC national spokesperson Derek O' Brien told PTI.

A senior TMC leader on condition of anonymity said, "We are planning to meet President and inform him about the incident. The entire country should know, how BJP is engaged in vindictive politics,".

The senior TMC leader said they have spoken to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and discussed how to counter this issue jointly.

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel had called up Banerjee in the morning and inquired about the incident.

A defence spokesperson had said that the conducts bi-annual exercise throughout the country with an aim of getting statistical data about the load carriers that could be made available to the in case of a contingency.

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Mamata stays put at state secretariat, asks if it was army coup

She said that army personnel were there in different districts like Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North 24 Paragans, Burdwan, Howrah, Hooghly etc.

She said that army personnel were there in different districts like Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North 24 Paragans, Burdwan, Howrah, Hooghly etc. Chief Minister continued to stay put at the state today protesting against presence at toll plazas in several parts of the state and asked whether it was an "coup".

personnel, however, had left the near the last night.

Speaking to reporters late last night at 'Nabanna', the state secretariat, she said, "I will stay at the to guard our democracy".

"Is this a military coup," she asked.

She said that personnel were there in different districts like Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North 24 Paragans, Burdwan, Howrah, Hooghly etc.

"The is deployed without informing the state government. This is unprecedented and a very serious matter", she had said.

The TMC leadership has decided to raise the issue in both the houses of and also inform President about the incident.

"We are talking to all political parties. We are planning to raise the issue in today. Lets see," TMC national spokesperson Derek O' Brien told PTI.

A senior TMC leader on condition of anonymity said, "We are planning to meet President and inform him about the incident. The entire country should know, how BJP is engaged in vindictive politics,".

The senior TMC leader said they have spoken to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and discussed how to counter this issue jointly.

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel had called up Banerjee in the morning and inquired about the incident.

A defence spokesperson had said that the conducts bi-annual exercise throughout the country with an aim of getting statistical data about the load carriers that could be made available to the in case of a contingency.
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Mamata stays put at state secretariat, asks if it was army coup

She said that army personnel were there in different districts like Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North 24 Paragans, Burdwan, Howrah, Hooghly etc.

Chief Minister continued to stay put at the state today protesting against presence at toll plazas in several parts of the state and asked whether it was an "coup".

personnel, however, had left the near the last night.

Speaking to reporters late last night at 'Nabanna', the state secretariat, she said, "I will stay at the to guard our democracy".

"Is this a military coup," she asked.

She said that personnel were there in different districts like Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North 24 Paragans, Burdwan, Howrah, Hooghly etc.

"The is deployed without informing the state government. This is unprecedented and a very serious matter", she had said.

The TMC leadership has decided to raise the issue in both the houses of and also inform President about the incident.

"We are talking to all political parties. We are planning to raise the issue in today. Lets see," TMC national spokesperson Derek O' Brien told PTI.

A senior TMC leader on condition of anonymity said, "We are planning to meet President and inform him about the incident. The entire country should know, how BJP is engaged in vindictive politics,".

The senior TMC leader said they have spoken to Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and discussed how to counter this issue jointly.

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel had called up Banerjee in the morning and inquired about the incident.

A defence spokesperson had said that the conducts bi-annual exercise throughout the country with an aim of getting statistical data about the load carriers that could be made available to the in case of a contingency.

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