Mamatas’s three-day protest ends

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today ended her three-day her sit-in protest, following Supreme Court directive on Kolakata police-CBI tussle, while calling it a “victory of the Constitution and democracy. She has been sitting on dharma since Sunday evening protesting against the against the CBI’s attempt to question the Kolkata Police chief in connection with chit fund scams.

She said that she was doing so after consulting leaders of major opposition parties and following “a favourable court order”.  This dharna (Save the Constitution) is victory for the Constitution and democracy, so, let us end it today,” said Banerjee, accompanied by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at the dharna site in Kolkata.”

Making the announcement, Banerjee also hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called the leadership at the Centre as “one-man government, one party government”. “They (Central govt) want to control all the agencies including the state agencies also? PM you resign from Delhi and go back to Gujarat. One-man govt, one party government is there,” she added.

 Banerjee said she has “great respect” for the CBI and urged it to speed up its probe into theft of the Nobel medal of Rabindranath Tagore with the same alacrity with which, she alleged, the agency executes the orders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah.

She said once the people who are being blackmailed by the BJP join the saffron party, the cases lodged against them by the central agencies are dismissed.

“Once you join the BJP, then there will be no cases. There will be no CBI, no ED, no I-T (Income Tax Department) against you,” she said.Banerjee, who came to power in West Bengal riding the crest of the anti-farmland acquisition wave at Singur and Nandigram, alleged that political vendetta is working behind the CBI going slow on its investigations into the Tapasi Malik’s death at Singur and into the Nandigram killings.

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