Published On : Thu, Dec 1st, 2016

Won’t leave office till Centre withdraws Army from toll plazas: Mamata

mamata-banerjeeKolkatta: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday night refused to leave the state secretariat until Army personnel are withdrawn from toll plaza in front of it.

“Until and unless Army stationed in front of Nabanno, the Bengal state govt secretariat is withdrawn, I will be staying at Secretariat,” she said in a series of tweet.

“I am waiting here at the Secretariat and watching, to guard our democracy,” she said in another tweet.

Mamata has accused the Centre of creating a situation “worse than Emergency” by deploying Army personnel at two toll plazas on a national highway without informing her government.

Talking to reporters at the state secretariat, she alleged Army was deployed at two toll plazas at Palsit and Dankuni on NH 2.

“Army has been deployed at two toll plazas without informing the state government. This is a very serious situation worse than Emergency,” she said.

“It is an attack on the federal structure. We want to know the details. The Chief Secretary is writing to the Centre. Given an opportunity I will talk to the President on the issue. Has Emergency been imposed in the country without declaration?” she asked.