The parties said the arrests meant to divert people’s focus from the BJP-led central government’s mismanagement to combat Covid-19 pandemic.
Banerjee had rushed to the CBI office, shortly after state ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Firhad Hakim and TMC MLA Madan Mitra were arrested by the central agency.
Officials said that since the governor administers the oath of office and secrecy to the ministers, his or her office is the sanctioning authority.
The governor urged Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to contain the 'explosive situation' and asked her to weigh the '"repercussions of such lawlessness and failure of constitutional mechanism'.
Follow lockdown norms, will fight battle legally: TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee to protesting workers
Abhishek, a Lok Sabha MP who is the nephew of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said his party will fight the battle legally as it has utmost faith in the judiciary.