February 3, 2019
I will sit in dharna to save the Constitution: Mamata Banerjee
Press statement by Mamata Banerjee at 8 PM on February 3, 2019:
I am anguished. The manner in which Modi and Shah are trying to take control of Bengal is unprecedented.
Just because I organised the United India Rally, I am being targeted.
You have seen the speech of PM. The language he used is not befitting of a Prime Minister. He had threatened yesterday only that the CBI will be used.
‘2019 – BJP finish’. Their expiry date has arrived. They have to win the mandate in an election, not by force.
It was our government which constituted the SIT that arrested the chit fund owner. The action against chit funds began during our regime.
Every time there is an election, they start raking up the issue of chit funds.
Modi is writing the script and Mr Doval is implementing it through the CBI.
The Kolkata Police Commissioner is among the best in the world. Let them prove their allegations against Rajeev Kumar.
How can the CBI come to the residence of the Kolkata CP without a warrant? This is a constitutional breakdown. They are running a parallel administration.
I appeal to all Opposition parties to work unitedly to oust Modi from power. Modi hatao, desh bachao.
Will they impose Article 356 next? The people will give a befitting reply.
The offices of Governors have become branch offices of the BJP.
The situation in the country is like a super-emergency. I have decided to sit on a dharna to save the Constitution, to save democracy, to save the federal structure.