Centre vs Mamata: West Bengal CM only interested in saving corrupt officer, says Yogi Adityanath

The UP CM also referred to the Supreme Court's order directing Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to "faithfully" cooperate with the CBI in the investigation of the Saradha scam.

Published: 05th February 2019 06:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th February 2019 06:22 PM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath arrives at Chas area helipad under Bokaro district of Jharkhand Tuesday Feb 5 2019 to attend a rally of Bharatiya Janata Party BJP in Purulia district of West Bengal. | PTI

By PTI

PURULIA: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Tuesday accused Mamata Banerjee of exploiting the poor in West Bengal being only interested in saving a "corrupt" officer allegedly involved in the Saradha ponzi scam.

Adityanath, who travelled by road to this West Bengal town to address a rally after flying to Bokaro in neighbouring Jharkhand, also referred to the Supreme Court's order directing Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to "faithfully" cooperate with the CBI in the investigation of the Saradha scam.

He questioned why West Bengal Chief Minister Banerjee was trying to protect the police officer.

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"You must have seen how she is trying to save a corrupt officer.

Nothing can be more shameful, undemocratic and unconstitutional than a chief minister of a state sitting on a dharna (sit-in protest) to ensure that secrets of corruption don't spill out," Adityanath alleged.

Calling the TMC government in West Bengal as "corrupt and undemocratic", he criticised Banerjee for not allowing benefits of central schemes to be passed on to the people of the state.

Earlier in the day, Banerjee had said the Uttar Pradesh chief minister should concentrate on his own state.

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