Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday penned down the letter to Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee regarding the controversy related to the Army conducting a military coup. Banerjee is protesting against the presence of the Army at toll plazas stating that in the several parts of the state the permissions were not granted.
In a letter dated December 8, Manohar writes to Mamata saying,” I have been deeply pained by your allegations… Your claims in this regard run the risk of adversely impacting the morale of the country’s armed forces.”
The letter then further spoke about how the army group had evidence of communications relevant authorities about Mamata’s cry she not being informed in the parliament. He then in the letter said that the political parties and politicians might have the luxury of making the unreliable and wild statement, but they have to be very careful when it comes to Indian Army Force.
TMC leader Derek O’Brien says that before the letter written by Manohar would reach Mamata Banerjee it has already been leaked out to the media. The TMC leader then says they will give a good and benefiting reply when it is officially revealed to the TMC government.
Banerjee on 2 December had stayed up all night at the state government protesting against the presence of the army in the state. She spoke to the reporters and said that the states like Odisha, Bihar, and much more did not have any such exercises for the army. Derek O’Brien had caused chaos in the parliament on this matter. He has tweeted saying that the army was collecting the tax from the booths, but the army then denies it.
It was reported that such exercised about the army group were carried out in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Chatishgaragh and in the previous year, such exercises are carried out in West Bengal as well. In the letter, Parrikar added saying that ‘Indian Army Force’ is one of the institutions which is most disiplicined and the country is proud of their professionalism and apolitical conduct.
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR INDIAN ARMY FORCE!