Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday spoke out on the CBI issue in West Bengal. He said, “We will hold discussions with opposition party leaders in Delhi today and draft an action plan on a nation-wide movement. TDP MPs will strongly protest along with other opposition leaders today.” (Also read: Mamata Says Will Continue ‘Satyagraha’ Till Country, Constitution Saved)
Naidu’s support comes in the wake of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sitting on a ‘Save the Constitution’ dharna over the CBI’s move to question Kolkata police commissioner.
Earlier in the day, Banerjee told media that a memorandum had been signed by all the opposition parties and it will be submitted to the Election Commission.
Naidu and Banerjee have backed each other ever since the former began meeting opposition leaders to stitch together a grand alliance. In fact, Banerjee followed Naidu’s suit in withdrawing ‘general consent’ to the CBI to conduct raids and carry out investigations in the state.
Before that, Banerjee had backed Andhra Pradesh’s CM move saying, “He (Chandrababu Naidu) has done the right thing in saying he wouldn’t allow CBI in his state. The BJP can be ‘note changer’, but it’s not a game changer.”
AP Deputy Chief Minister (Home) N China Rajappa had said, “The Andhra Pradesh government withdrew the ‘general consent’ accorded to the CBI to conduct raids and carry out investigations in the state due to the recent allegations against the top officials of country’s premier investigation agency.”