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Kolkata Crisis: Anything Can Happen in Country Until EC Announces Date of Polls, Says Nitish
After hours of a standoff between her administration and a CBI team seeking to interrogate Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar in connection with chit fund scams, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday night began a ‘Save The Constitution’ ‘dharna’ (strike), demanding an ‘end to the misuse of central agencies by Narendra Modi-led Union government. The showdown is expected to cast a shadow on the budget session of parliament on Monday with the opposition expected to vociferously raise the issue. Notably, the evening drama began after a 40-member CBI team headed towards the residence of Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar. They (CBI officers) were stopped by Kolkata police personnel, who also forcibly took five probe agency officers including Bardhan to the Shakespeare Sarani police station.