12/12/2016 9:36 AM IST | Updated 12/12/2016 11:12 AM IST

Could Have Got The Delhi Police To Pull Mamata Banerjee's Hair For Opposing Demonetisation, Says BJP Bengal Chief

"Hum chahte to unka baal pakad ke nikal sakte..."

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DELHI, INDIA NOVEMBER 23: Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee during a protest at Jantarmantar in New Delhi.

Dilip Ghosh, who heads the West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, has said that he could have got the Delhi police to pull Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's hair when she was in the national capital to oppose demonetisation.

"Jab woh Delhi mei natak kar rahi thi,hum chahte to unka baal pakad ke nikal sakte the;hamari Police hai wahan.Par hum aisa nahi karte," he told ANI. (When she was doing drama in Delhi, then we could have grabbed her hair and thrown her out. Our police is there. But we did not do that).

"Ek CM iss tarah ke shabd PM ke liye istemal karti hain vo theek nahi hai," Ghosh said. (Hoe can a chief minister use such words against the prime minister. It is not right).

Banerjee has been one of the most vociferous opponents of the Modi government's demonetisation drive. She has traveled to Delhi and Bihar to lead protests against the sudden banning of the ₹500 and ₹1000 notes, last month.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has backed Banerjee's agitation against demonetisation, said that Ghosh's remark suggested that the BJP controlled the Delhi police. Kejriwal has often accused the Centre of using the Delhi Police to target his government. "WB BJP prez openly claiming that Delhi police belongs to BJP," he tweeted.

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