BENGALURU: Former Minister and JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda has extended his support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has taken on the central government over CBI's attempts to question Kolkata Police Commissioner.
"Situation in West Bengal is similar to that of emergency days" said the former PM. Gowda said he was shocked to now that CBI rushed to arrest Kolkata police commissioner and the country had faced similar kind of unconstitutional methods during the emergency.
"I am shocked learning about the CBI rushing to arrest the Police Commissioner and subsequent developments in West Bengal. The country has faced similar kind of unconstitutional methods during the Emergency. The situation in WB is similar to that of the emergency days," Gowda said.
Gowda's son and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy too accused the Central government of damaging constitutional institutions by using them to target BJP's political opponents.