'This is a black day for Indian democracy', know why Abhishek Banerjee said this after his release from police custody
The tussle between Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Trinamool Congress (TMC) has increased. Party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, who along with TMC leaders came to meet the Union Minister on Tuesday night, claimed that Minister Niranjan Jyoti did not meet him despite giving him an appointment. Abhishek Banerjee said in the latest controversy that today is a dark day for Indian democracy.
The tussle between Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti and Trinamool Congress (TMC) has increased. Party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, who along with TMC leaders came to meet the Union Minister on Tuesday night, claimed that Minister Niranjan Jyoti did not meet him despite giving him an appointment.
Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee said on the latest controversy with Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti that "today is a dark day for Indian democracy." In fact, on Tuesday night, TMC leaders under the leadership of Banerjee staged a protest at Krishi Bhawan. Abhishek Banerjee was taken into custody while staging a sit-in at the ministry's office, but he was released by the police after a few hours.
TMC leader Banerjee took a dig at the Modi government at the Centre, saying Tuesday's incident would be seen as an example of 'New India' as public representatives were dragged and misbehaved by the Delhi Police. Along with this, a case was registered against the journalists who questioned the government under the anti-terrorism law UAPA.
The Trinamool Congress demonstrated against the central government at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on 2-3 October. TMC says that the government will have to release Rs 15,000 crore blocked under MNREGA for West Bengal. Under this, the matter reached the dharna in the Ministry of Rural Development present in Krishi Bhawan.
A day after staging a two-hour dharna at Rajghat on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary (October 2), Abhishek Banerjee had protested at Jantar Mantar along with Bengal state ministers, party MLAs and workers including MNREGA workers. Later he marched to the Ministry of Rural Development at Krishi Bhawan, where he was to meet Minister of State Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti.
However, about an hour and a half after reaching the ministry, TMC leaders claimed that the minister of state refused to meet them saying she would not meet more than five delegates. On this, TMC leaders refused to leave the ministry until the Minister of State met them. TMC leaders under the leadership of Abhishek Banerjee sat on strike there. After this, the police took him into custody and threw him out of the ministry premises.
At the same time, TMC General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee said on this matter inside Krishi Bhawan, "Our appointment was fixed with Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti at 6 o'clock, we waited for 90 minutes, after which we were told that she could not meet us. Sadhvi Niranjan met Suvendu Adhikari today at 4 pm but we were made to wait here. If she does not want to meet us, then it is fine, but we too will not go anywhere from here, we will remain sitting here."