Sealing of a CM’s office is unprecedented: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata(PTI): Amidst claims by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal that his office was raided by CBI, his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday that she was “shocked” by the “unprecedented action”. “Sealing of a chief minister’s office is unprecedented. I am shocked”, Banerjee tweeted.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee with her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal at Parliament House in New Delhi. (Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)

Kejriwal’s claim was denied by the CBI as well as finance minister Arun Jaitley in Rajya Sabha where the opposition created an uproar and forced a couple of adjournments. “CBI raids my office,” Kejriwal claimed in a tweet. TMC national spokesperson Derek O’ Brien said in a statement that his party demanded clarification from the Centre on the raid.

“CBI raid on Arvind Kejriwal’s office is unprecedented. The union government has to clarify. Has emergency been declared?,” he said. TMC would take up the matter in the Rajya Sabha, he said. “Trinamool has given notice in the Rajya Sabha under Rule 267 to suspend usual business and immediately take up discussion on the issue,” he said.