Mamata Ends Her ‘Dharna’ Over CBI Action Against Kolkata Police Chief, Calls It ‘Victory For Democracy’West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Biswarup Ganguly/Wikimedia Commons)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who began a ‘Save the Constitution’ Dharna on Sunday (3 February) has finally decided to end her protest by calling the whole exercise a victory for the constitution and democracy.

This announcement was made in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and senior leaders of the Trinamool Congress (TMC).

The episode began when a team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reached the residence of Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to probe his alleged role in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.

Following this CBI action, Banerjee decided to sit on a continuous ‘Save The Constitution’ Dharna. She was captured by media houses pacing about at the Dharna venue on Monday (4 February).

She has now justified her decision to call off the Dharna by describing the Supreme Court’s directive in the matter as ‘favourable’.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court had ordered the Kolkata Police Commissioner to appear before the CBI while protecting him from a possible arrest. The court had also directed the Commissioner to fully cooperate in the matter.

Banerjee had described this Supreme Court ruling as a ‘moral victory’.

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