Kolkata: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and DMK leader Kanimozhi arrive at Kolkata to meet West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a sit-in over the CBI’s attempt to question the Kolkata Police commissioner in connection with chit fund scams, Monday said she will continue her “satyagraha” till the country and its Constitution are “saved”.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) activists organised rallies and sit-in demonstrations in various parts of the state to protest against the BJP-led central government and stopped train movement in at least two districts in West Bengal.
Banerjee, who sat on a dharna around 8.30 pm Sunday to protest against “the attack on constitutional norms”, skipped meals and remained awake the entire night on a makeshift dais at Metro Channel in the heart of the city along with some ministers and party members.
The TMC chief had undertaken a 25-day fast at the same spot in December 2006 to protest the land acquisition in Singur by the erstwhile Left Front government to set up a car factory. The Singur movement catapulted her to power in 2011.
The unprecedented development came after the CBI’s attempt to question Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar in connection with chit fund scams.The CBI team, which went to Kumar’s residence in the city’s Loudon Street area, was denied permission, bundled into police jeeps and were whisked to a police station. “This is a satyagraha and I’ll continue till the country is saved,” Banerjee told reporters present at the protest site.