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DMK pledges support to Mamata dharna
Tamil Nadu

DMK pledges support to Mamata dharna

Chennai, Feb 4 : The Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu on Monday pledged its support to West Bengal Chief Minister Ms Mamata Banerjee who has launched a dharna alleging that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre was making a coup attempt to destabilise hEr government.

In a tweet, DMK President M K Stalin said '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', he added.

Later, a DMK release said that Mr Stalin spoke to Ms Mamata over phone and extended his full support for her stir against the BJP, which was trying to stifle the voice of the Opposition ruled states and destroying the principles of federalism.

He told her that the DMK, which was part of the Grand Alliance formed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu to oust the BJP from power, would join hands with other opposition parties and fight against the fascist BJP regime at the Centre and its dictatorship acts.

Mr Stalin also informed her that DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi would personally meet her and pledge DMK's support to her stir. Ms Kanimozhi also extended support to Didi's dharna. Ms Kanimozhi tweeted “anyone who cares for democracy, federalism and Constitution must stand with Ms @MamataOfficial.”

'It's our duty to support Ms Mamata's agitation to protect the rights of

the State and the Constitution', she added. Ms Mamata Banerjee commenced a snap agitation in Kolkata on Sunday night after a team of CBI officials from New Delhi visited the city to interrogate Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Sharadha scam.

However, the CBI team were prevented by the Kolkata police, triggering a row between the West Bengal government and the Centre, with Ms Mamata accusing the BJP-led NDA of attempting a coup to destabilise her government and launched the dharna. (UNI)