A Defence spokesperson said the Army conducts bi-annual

A Defence spokesperson said the Army conducts bi-annual

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A Defence spokesperson said the Army conducts bi-annual
exercise throughout the country with the aim to get statistical data about the load carriers that could be made available to the army in case of a contingency.
“There is nothing alarming about this and it is carried out as per government orders”, Wing Commander S S Birdi said.
The exercise gives an estimate about the number of vehicles passing through a certain area that could be tapped during operations, he said.
The Chief Minister, however, said “The Secretariat is a sensitive zone and toll plaza is a sensitive place. Why is the Army here? Whatever reason they are giving is not correct.
They are lying. They are changing their reasons from time to time. The MHA has the complete data of the vehicles moving in different states.”
Banerjee said she has checked with other states but nothing such has happened in Maharashtra, Kerala, Odisha and Chattisgarh.
“Why is that happening here? I fear that they can shoot.
Either I will live or die but I will speak for the common people,” Banerjee said.
“I do not have any problem if the Centre behaves like the central government. But they are repeatedly doing mistakes and now they are doing a blunder. It is an attack on the federal structure. We want to know the details,” she said. PTI SCH SUN NN
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