Calcutta, Sep 19 (SocialNews.XYZ) A motion on overactive conducts by central state agencies was passed in the West Bengal Assembly on Monday by the ruling Trinamool Congress by a vote of 189 to 64. The motion was first passed by a vote in the vote and after the opposition insisted on a division on the matter, a vote by open ballot was held.
Participating in a discussion on the issue, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while launching a scathing attack on West Bengal Assembly Opposition Leader Suvendu Adhikari, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not perhaps unaware of the “excesses” on part of the central state agencies.
“The Prime Minister may not know. This is the whole game plan of the BJP leaders. I have no objection to the activities of the central agency against corruption. But the rule should be the same for everyone. It is not right that BJP leaders should be spared,” the chief minister said.
The Chief Minister became furious after a comment was played midway through her speech claiming that all Trinamool Congressmen are thieves. “I dare you to prove it. We are not thieves like you. You claim to be a clean person. But I know how many gas pumps you own. I know about your diamond collection. Let the agencies agencies like ED and CBI are raiding your residence. We will stay there as well and show the central agency agents where your treasures are hidden,” the chief minister said.
The Leader of the Opposition did not react inside the House. However, later he told the media that the manner and language with which the Chief Minister launched a personal attack on him on the floor of the House was unthinkable in the history of the West Bengal assembly.
“From the late Jyoti Basu to Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, no chief minister has done this. The chief minister may have forgotten decorum and the standard of legislative courtesy. But we in the BJP cannot react in the same way. She threatened me. Previously, the state police tried to harass me several times. But they couldn’t do anything,” said the leader of the opposition.
Except for those moments of excited outburst from the Chief Minister, the entire process of debate on the motion was otherwise peaceful, with the entire opposition bench participating in the debate without staging a walkout.