New Delhi, Dec 2: In the wake of a high voltage political drama in West Bengal, after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee protested against the presence of army personnel in toll booths across the state, a war of words has erupted between the TMC and the BJP on Friday.
Reacting to the allegations of "military coup" in the state by West Bengal Chief Minister, BJP's Siddharth Nath Singh, said, "Maverick Mamata is suffering from mental imbalance which is why she is coming up with such conspiracy theories of threat to her life. I suggest TMC to take her to the hospital."
The Chief Minister decided not to go home and instead stay put at the state secretariat to protest against the "sudden deployment" of the army near the area on Thursday.
"I won't leave unless the army is withdrawn from near the secretariat. I'll keep vigil to protect democracy, to protect my democratically elected government," Banerjee told reporters.
"It is a grave situation when a CM is being continuously harassed and her life is in danger," said Sudip Bandyopadhyay of TMC.
Regarding army deployment in West Bengal, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said it was a routine exercise.