West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee continued to stay put at the state secretariat today protesting against army presence at toll plazas in several parts of the state and asked whether it was an “army coup”.
Army personnel, however, had left the toll plaza near the secretariat last night.
Speaking to reporters late last night at ‘Nabanna’, the state secretariat, she said, “I will stay at the secretariat to guard our democracy”.
“Is this a military coup,” she asked.
She said that army personnel were there in different districts like Murshidabad, Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, North 24 Paragans, Burdwan, Howrah, Hooghly etc.
“The army is deployed without informing the state government. This is unprecedented and a very serious matter”, she had said.
The TMC leadership has decided to raise the issue in both the houses of Parliament and also inform President Pranab Mukherjee about the incident.
“We are talking to all political parties. We are planning to raise the issue in Parliament today. Lets see,” TMC national spokesperson Derek O’ Brien tol