Now Mamata Banerjee Also Withdraws Free Pass To CBI
In 1989, the West Bengal government had given the CBI a general consent order, which meant that the agency could search or raid a central government office without the state’s permission.
In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, too has withdrawn the free pass or “general consent” to the country’s top investigation agency,” few hours later to the declaration by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.
“Chandrababu Naidu has done the right thing in saying he wouldn’t allow CBI in his state. The BJP can be ‘note changer’, but it’s not a game changer,” she had said. Rules for the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI say it has complete jurisdiction over Delhi but can enter other states with the “general consent” of their government. The West Bengal government had in 1989 given the CBI a general consent order.
Ms Banerjee had, earlier in the day, supported Chandrababu Naidu’s move.