Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Didi in Dangal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee opened another front in her battle with the centre on Thursday, objecting to the presence of Army soldiers at toll booths on national highways that run through her state, saying the state government's permission should have been sought.

"Is this a military coup?" she asked, adding, "even for a mock drill, the army has to take the state's permission, and they have not."

The Chief Minister spent the night in her office at the secretariat Nabanna, refusing to go home till the Army left.