West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today damned the centre for ordering three top officers out of Bengal, by calling it a shameless attempt to control her state by representative. In Twitter, the West Bengal Chief Minister tweeted about the Centre’s move, ahead of elections due next year, was against the basic foundations of a federal structure.
The three Indian Police Service (IPS) officers were asked to report for central’s delegation a day after a combat attack on BJP president JP Nadda’s convoy near Kolkata last week.
After Bengal refused to send them, the Union Home Ministry today sent another letter asking the Mamata Banerjee government to release the three officers at the earliest.
“The government’s order of central deputation for the three serving IPS officers of West Bengal despite the state’s objection is a colourable exercise of power and blatant misuse of emergency provision of IPS Cadre Rule 1954,” the enraged CM tweeted.
“This act is nothing but a deliberate attempt to encroach upon State’s jurisdiction and demoralize the serving officers in West Bengal. This move, particularly before the elections is against the basic tenets of the federal structure. It’s unconstitutional and completely unacceptable,” she further tweeted.
“We wouldn’t allow this brazen attempt by the centre to control the state machinery by proxy! West Bengal is not going to cow down in front of expansionist and undemocratic forces,” the CM ranted on the series of tweet.