Mamata not happy with Parrikar's letter on troop deployment, says issue was on govt policy not army
Banerjee said she is not happy with the language of the letter and that her criticism only directed at the government policy and not the army.
Kolkata: Hours after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar snubbed West Bengal Chief Minister in a letter over her “army coup” remark', Mamata Banerjee on Friday responded saying she spoke only about government policy.
She said she is not happy with the language of the letter and that her criticism only directed at the government policy and not the army.
“Not happy with the language used by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in the letter; I spoke about govt policy, not army,” ANI quoted her as saying.
Parrikar had shot off a letter to West Bengal chief minister expressing pain over her “army coup” remark.
"Your allegations in this regard run the risk of adversely impacting the morale of the country's armed forces," Parrikar wrote in the letter.
The Trinamool Congress supremo triggered a row last Thursday after she questioned the presence of army on the toll plazas of the state.
She alleged that the army was deployed at Dankuni and Palsit toll plazas without informing the state government.