Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday offered his support to his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in her protest against the CBI.
"What happened in West Bengal is an attack on a state's federal rights guaranteed by our Constitution. We stand with West Bengal CM," Kumaraswamy tweeted.
He is among a number of leaders coming out in support of Mamata Bannerjee in her protest against the CBI.
Banerjee has been staging a protest against the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Kolkata since Sunday against its attempt to question Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with a Ponzi scheme case.
JD-S chief H.D. Deve Gowda called the CBI's methods "unconstitutional" and alleged that similar situations were faced during the Emergency days (1975-77).
"I am shocked on learning about the CBI rushing to arrest the Police Commissioner and subsequent developments in West Bengal. The country has faced similar kind of unconstitutional methods during the Emergency.
"The situation in West Bengal is similar to that of the Emergency days," Gowda tweeted.
I am shocked learning about the CBI rushing to arrest the Police Commissioner and subsequent developments in West Bengal. The country has faced similar kind of unconstitutional methods during the Emergency.â€” H D Devegowda (@H_D_Devegowda) February 3, 2019
Situation in WB is similar to that of the emergency days.#SaveDemocracy
Kumaraswamy had also taken part in the United India Rally held in Kolkata on January 19. He delivered a speech in Bengali praising Mamata Bannerjee's capabilities. "Mamata Banerjee has transformed West Bengal in the last seven years. She has empowered women in the state. All regional leaders have strived to protect the interest of their states," he had said.