The routine exercise by the Army has been turned into a controversy by West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.
High drama in Kolkata as CM Mamata Banerjee says she will stay put at Secretariat until “Army is withdrawn” from West Bengal Toll plazas.
She said, Very unfortunate. Army stationed in front of Nabanno, the Bengal State Secretariat in a high-security zone, in spite of Police objection. I am waiting here at the Secretariat and watching, to guard our democracy. Until and unless the Army stationed in front of Nabanno, the Bengal state govt secretariat, is withdrawn, I will be staying at my Secretariat to guard our democracy. More army deployment in diff Bengal districts Jalpaiguri,Alipurduar, Darjeeling,Barrackpur, N24Pgs, Howrah,Hooghly,Kol,Murshidabad Burdwan.
Mamata locked herself at Secretariat for last 10 hours . While Army officials said, It was a regular routine and they have already withdrawn the army from Toll plaza at Secretariate.