New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will be addressing a public rally in Purulia district of West Bengal on Tuesday, news agency ANI reported. His visit comes at a time when there is tussle going on between the Mamata Banerjee government and CBI who came to questioned state police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in chit-fund scams. Click Here For Live Updates on Kolkata Crisis
It is to be noted here that Uttar Pradesh CM had addressed a rally through telephone on Sunday after his chopper was denied permission to land in Bengal. Kolkata has been witnessing high voltage drama since Sunday evening after a group of CBI officials reached state police commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s residence to question him in the chit fund scams. Later, Mamata Banerjee extended her support to Kumar and began a sit-in protest against PM Modi and Amit Shah. She accused BJP of torturing Kolkata.
She also alleged that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval was giving instructions to the CBI at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. “I am sorry to say National Security Advisor Ajit Doval is giving instructions to the agency. He is implementing what PM Narendra Modi is asking for. He should tell the people that it is not correct,” an agitated Banerjee had said. (ALSO READ: Kolkata Crisis: Dharmendra Pradhan Hits Back at Mamata Banerjee For Opposing CBI Inquiry in Chit Fund Scams)
Earlier in the day, BJP had slammed Mamata Banerjee over her sit-in, saying that she is following the footsteps of her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal. (ALSO READ: Why is Mamata Banerjee Staging Dharna, Who Does She Want to Shield, Asks BJP)
The CBI had filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking directions to Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to cooperate with the investigation in Saradha chit fund case.
The apex court had said it will hear on Tuesday probe agency’s applications which alleged that an extraordinary situation has arisen in which the top police officials of the West Bengal Police are sitting on a dharna along with a political party in Kolkata.
The CBI has alleged that he had ignored multiple summons over the past two years and that the agency wanted to ask him about missing evidence.
Kumar had investigated the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams in which several members of Mamata Banerjee’s party Trinamool Congress Party were charged or arrested.