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  India   Politics  26 Mar 2019  BJP flays Mamata Banerjee over cops’ ‘terror’

BJP flays Mamata Banerjee over cops’ ‘terror’

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Published : Mar 26, 2019, 1:44 am IST
Updated : Mar 26, 2019, 1:44 am IST

Rejecting BJP’s allegations, Mr Banerjee suggested that his wife was chosen by the customs officials because of her profile.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, MNM president Kamal Haasan and state finance minister Amit Mitra  at Nabanna in Kolkata, Monday. (Photo: PTI)
 West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, MNM president Kamal Haasan and state finance minister Amit Mitra at Nabanna in Kolkata, Monday. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: Accusing Trinamul Congress (TMC) supremo and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee of trying to provoke a constitutional crisis in the state, the BJP on Monday alleged that the state police had threatened customs officials who tried to check the luggage of two women, including a relative of the TMC chief, at the Kolkata airport. The BJP said Ms Banerjee should tell the people what was being brought in those suitcases that the Kolkata police had to “terrorise” customs officials to prevent them from checking them.

BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said the West Bengal government seems to be working to protect ‘a family’, a reference to Ms Banerjee’s nephew and Diamond Harbour MP Abhishek Banerjee, whose wife’s luggage the officials tried to check. Mr Hussain also alleged the police threatened the customs officials.

 

Rejecting BJP’s allegations, Mr Banerjee suggested that his wife was chosen by the customs officials because of her profile.

Trying to use the issue to corner the TMC government in the run-up to the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP asked why the Kolkata police had entered an area that falls under the jurisdiction of the customs department and accused the CM of “deliberately trying to provoke a constitutional crisis.”

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