KOLKATA - After remaining defiant, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata on April 8agreed to the Election Commission’s order of transferring of eight government officials as a “constitutional obligation”. Terming the order “political vendetta”, Banerjee said was accepting the order as a constitutional obligation but asserted that the officers will be reinstated to their original areas after the polls.
”We are not accepting it as the EC’s order... rather accepting it as a constitutional obligation. For the time being we are accepting the removal of the officers but once the polls are over they will be reinstated to their original places,” Banerjee told media persons in Durgapur in Burdwan district hours after the panel directed the state government to comply with its order by 10 am April 9. The poll panel on April 8 had directed the state government to transfer eight officials, including five district police chiefs and a District Magistrate. But Banerjee, reacting angrily, refused to comply saying she will “not remove a single officer even she had to go to jail for that”. (IANS)