Told Sonia Gandhi not to submit impeachment motion against CJI: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata-Banerjee
Told Sonia Gandhi not to submit impeachment motion against CJI: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: Criticising the move as a wrong political step, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on April 24 (Tuesday) that she had tried to dissuade the Congress from moving the impeachment motion to remove the Chief Justice of India (CJI), on the ground that the case for the opposition parties wasn’t strong enough.

In an interview to News 18 Bangla television channel, the West Bengal chief minister said she had discussed the issue with former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, but she didn’t listen. She said seeing the move as a wrong political step her Trinamool Congress party had distanced itself.

However, Mamata Banerjee said at this time it was needed to form an alliance among regional parties to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). “All forces opposed to the BJP should come together and make sure that in the 2019 general elections, the mightiest candidate is fielded on every seat, regardless of party colour, to take on the BJP in a bipolar contest,” she was quoted in a media report.

She said for formation of such an alliance she was willing to join hands with Congress party. “But for such an alliance to work, the Congress has to be more accommodative and willing to let go,” she said.

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