Kejriwal: I support Mamata Banerjee in fight against the Centre
New Delhi: Jumping in support of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her protest against deployment of Army personnel at toll plazas, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday alleged that the Centre was trying to intimidate her as she was strongly opposing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wrong policies.
"Mamataji is strongly raising her voice against Modiji's wrong policies. No Army men would have been deployed at the toll plazas in front of West Bengal secretariat if she had praised Modiji.
"By posting Army personnel at the toll plazas, the Centre is trying to intimidate her, but I believe Mamataji isn't scared of such moves. I just want to tell Mamataji that I and the whole country stand with her. Keep up the fight," he said.
A political brawl erupted when Mamata Banerjee launched protest against the presence of army personnel at the toll plazas on Thursday, claiming to stay at the state secretariat all night. She asked the Centre if the move was an "army coup".
Her remark drew sharp criticism on Friday from the government as the Centre said that it clearly show her "political frustration".
Kejriwal also attacked the government over Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan ordering AAP MP Bhagwant Mann not to attend the House for a week, as he asked if PM "endangered" national security by inviting a team of ISI officials to investigate the Pathankot terror attack or Mann posed a security threat to the Parliament by making a video of it.