Mamata Banerjee’s ‘alarming’ reaction to routine Army exercise is suspicious: BJP


Stating that the Army deployment in West Bengal was nothing more than a routine exercise, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday raised questions over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s particularly aggressive stand on the matter, asserting that she was clearly hiding something. BJP leader Chandra Kumar Bose told ANI that most of the funding of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) is illegitimate as 99 per cent of the party backing is unaccounted.

“Army was conducting a routine exercise which is done every year. The reaction of the Chief Minister of Bengal was alarming. I don’t accept that her police personnel did not inform her of the Army conducting routine exercise,” he said. Bose further alleged that Mamata might be frightened by the fact that Army could unravel the hidden currency that TMC party operates with.

“TMC party accounts with 99 per cent of unaccounted funds, we would establish it in due course. We have found that currency movement has taken place from West Bengal to other Northeastern states. These are probably conducted by the TMC party under the instruction of Mamata Banerjee,” he added. Bose suspected that Mamata has something to hide and people of country would like to know what she has in store.

Following his remarks on Mamata’s observations about the Army deployment, the Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi was criticised by the Chief Minister on Saturday. Taking to Twitter, Mamata said that the Governor’s statement “is unfortunate” and that Tripathi “is speaking in the voice of the Central Government.”

Earlier, Tripathi said that an institution like the Indian Army should not be “defamed.”



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