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CBI row: Mamata Banerjee seeks Naveen Patnaik’s support

Kolkata/Bhubaneswar: After the Supreme Court order on the ongoing standoff between the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Kolkata Police, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has been on dharna, today said she will consult her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik for support to her movement.

Her comment comes in the reaction to the media query whether she would continue dharna even after Supreme Court directive. “Let me talk to my leaders, I don’t go alone. Today Chandrababu Naidu is also coming. I will consult other leaders also. I will also consult Naveen Patnaik Ji, then I will let you know,” Banerjee told media persons at Dharna place in Kolakata.

“I am sure he will stand by me. I’m not alone in this fight. Many senior leaders from various parties are with me. I will take a call after discussing with them”, she added.

The Supreme Court today directed the Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the central agency for questioning in the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams before February 20. The Supreme Court, while ruling out the arrest and coercive action against the official till February 20, also issued contempt notices to the West Bengal Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and the Kolkata Police Commissioner.

Banerjee claimed the order as a moral victory.

 

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