Stalin, Thirumavalavan extend support to Mamata's dharna

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president and Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu Assembly, M K Stalin and Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi supremo Thol Thirumavalavan have extended their support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been staging a dharna against the BJP government in the Centre.

Stalin tweeted: "The independence of every institution has been compromised under this fascist BJP Government. I stand with @MamataOfficial Didi in her fight to protect the federal structure of this country and to save democracy.#SaveDemocracy."

Thirumalavan said the BJP government is involved in vendetta politics. DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi said all parties would support Mamata in her fight to protect Constitution and democracy. Mamata's 'save the constitution' dharna entered day 2 in Kolkata today. even as the Supreme Court postponing to Tuesday the hearing of a CBI plea against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar who is accused of destroying evidence related to the Saradha chit fund scam.

Speaking in Lok Sabha today, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, "The CBI team went only after Supreme Court order. The Police Commissioner was summoned many times but he did not appear. I have spoken to Governor so that the CBI team is given protection and the West Bengal government should also help co-operate. CRPF teams had to reach yesterday because of the overpowering of the CBI team by police.

This is constitutional as we have proceeded only with top court order. There may be a constitutional breakdown in West Bengal. The Kolkata Police-CBI face-off was unfortunate and stopping CBI from performing duty was unprecedented."