Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday slammed his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee for protecting a corrupt officer, saying nothing could be more shameful than this.
He was talking of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar.
Earlier, Yogi’s chopper was denied permission to land in West Bengal by the State government, he reached Purulia via road to hold his rally. The UP chief minister flew to Jharkhand’s Bokaro before travelling to Purulia in West Bengal by road.
He said: “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.”
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.
The UP CM accused the Bengal government of indulging in unconstitutional activities. “This (West Bengal) government is embroiled in undemocratic and unconstitutional activities and that is the reason why a ‘sanyasi’ and ‘yogi’ like me is not being allowed to step on the soil of Bengal.”
Describing the Opposition an alliance of the corrupt, Adityanath said, “And that’s why I will stand today in Purulia holding the flag of this movement challenging the alliance of corrupts.”
Speaking on the same lines, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that this is an attack on the democracy that Adityanath is not allowed to land in a state. “You can see democracy is being murdered.
Anybody from any political party can go anywhere in the country. CM of an elected govt of largest state isn’t being permitted to land there and address rally but he’ll go via Jharkhand. People of Purulia are waiting for him.”
Earlier, the state government had not let BJP president Amit Shah’s helicopter to land in Malda at a local airport. Shah later used a helipad of the BSF.