West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaking at a gathering in Kolkata on Monday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee speaking at a gathering in Kolkata on Monday

Ready to give my life, but not compromise: Mamata

ANI | Updated: Feb 04, 2019 19:21 IST

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Feb 4 (ANI): Amid the ongoing turmoil in West Bengal over the CBI incident, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is staging a dharna against the BJP government at the Centre, said on Monday that she is ready to give her life, but will not compromise with the situation.
Banerjee is sitting on her 'Save the Constitution' dharna at Metro Channel in Kolkata since Sunday night, in protest against the CBI move to arrest Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar from his residence. The team was not allowed and the police, in turn, detained the officials in a high voltage drama.
Defending her move to launch the dharna, the Trinamool Congress supremo contended that she did not take to the streets when the BJP allegedly harassed TMC leaders but was "angry" when the post of the Kolkata Police chief was insulted.
"I am ready to give my life but not compromise. I did not take to the streets when you heckled TMC leaders. But I am angry when they tried to insult the chair of the Kolkata Police commissioner... He is leading the organisation," Banerjee told a gathering here.
Kumar, a 1989-batch IPS officer of West Bengal cadre, was heading a SIT on the Saradha and Rose Valley scams. The CBI wanted the top officer to hand over the seizure list made during his probe, sources said.
The top cop was to be reportedly questioned regarding missing documents and files but was not responding to notices to appear before the agency.
Earlier in the day, Banerjee said her government will not accept any money from the Centre as part of any scheme.
Addressing the public at her overnight dharna site, the TMC chief said, "We have taken a decision. We won't take any money from the Centre regarding any of the yojanas." (ANI)