Terming the Income Tax raid at the house of Tamil Nadu chief secretary a “vindictive, unethical and technically improper action”, West Bengal Mamata Banerjee today wondered whether it was aimed at disturbing the federal structure of the country.
“Earlier the Principal Secretary of Arvind Kejriwal was raided and harassed. Now I read Chief Secretary TN also raided. Why this vindictive, unethical, technically improper action? Is it only to disturb the federal structure?” Mamata Banerjee tweeted.
Demanding similar raids on BJP President Amit Shah, the West Bengal Chief Minister said that the raid on TN Chief Secretary has devalued the institution of head of civil service.
“Why don't they raid Amit Shah and others who are collecting money?” Mamata asked.
“While corruption needs to be condemned strongly, raid on TN Chief Sec by Central agencies devalues institution of head of civil service (sic),” she added.
Mamata Banerjee further said that the state government should have been taken into confidence before raiding the house of the chief secretary.
“The proper procedure should have been to take the state leadership into confidence and removing him from the post prior to any preemptive action, based on information,” she said.