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Yogi Adityanath: Mamata Banerjee shielding scamsters is against the development

When a CBI team tried unsuccessfully to question Kolkata's police commissioner, Rajeev Kumar, about chit fund scams on Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee began a protest that received the opposition's support.

Nothing can be more shameful and unconstitutional than a chief minister sitting on a dharna to stop secrets of corruption from coming out, Yogi Adityanath said at a rally in Purulia, West Bengal, on Tuesday.

No prizes for guessing whose dharna the Uttar Pradesh chief minister was talking about.

When a CBI team tried unsuccessfully to question Kolkata's police commissioner, Rajeev Kumar, about chit fund scams on Sunday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee began a protest that received the opposition's support.

The Supreme Court has now ordered Rajeev Kumar to appear before the CBI, but the probe agency has been asked not to take any coercive steps, including arrest.

Yogi Adityanath wasn't the only BJP leader to take aim at the Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday. Union Minister Arun Jaitley said the chief minister's "latest acrobatics" were "the best evidence of the kind of governance India's opposition can provide".

And when Mamata Banerjee claimed a moral victory after the Supreme Court order, Union junior minister Babul Supriyo said she was "delusional". Union Minister Smriti Irani said the chief minister had "egg on her face".

Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee accused Yogi Adityanath of abetting lynchings, and claimed he would fail to win another election in his state.

"So many people have been killed, even policemen were murdered. How many people have been lynched in Uttar Pradesh? Let him take care of UP first," Mamata Banerjee said.

"If he fights the election from a UP seat now, he will lose. He has no place in UP, which is why he is coming to Bengal. Let him come," she said.