CBI vs Kolkata Police case: CPI criticises Mamta, Centre
The Communist Party of India firmly criticised west Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee and the Centre with respect to the developmenta in the CBI vs Kolkata Police issue. The criticism came over the developments in CBI’s attempt to interrogate Rajeev Kumar, Kolkata Police Commissioner in the chit dund scam case. The CPI demanded a tranparency in the enquiries into the Ponzi schemes.
A day after Banerjee ended her three-day dharna in Kolkata protesting the CBI’s action, CPI General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy accused her of trying to convert the issue into a crisis involving Centre-state relations. He said both the action and reaction were not good for democracy.
Hitting out at the NDA government, he alleged cases had been filed before the elections against leaders, including Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav, BSP chief Mayawati, former JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar. The Central government should stop using CBI, the Enforcement Directorate against political opponents, he told reporters.