The new government in Karnataka has transferred the woman DGP. Sources have claimed that the transfer has happend because West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was made to walk walk for a few kilometres to Vidan Sauda during the swearing in of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy. However, there is no official confirmation to explain why the transfer has taken place.
Neelamani Raju was the first woman Director General of Police in the state was transferred for allegedly ‘insulting’ Mamata.
Earlier, a video of the West Bengal CM having a heated discussion with the cop was shared by news agency ANI.
Watch: Mamata Banerjee loses cool after being forced to walk, slams Karnataka DGP
Mamata was forced to walk a short distance to reach the Vidhana Soudha (state assembly) for the swearing-in, as a number of vehicles blocked the route to the venue.
Due to this, Mamata lodged a complaint with the Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP), Neelamani Raju.
#WATCH: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reprimands DIG Neelamani Raju as she came to Karnataka Vidhana Soudha for oath taking ceremony because reportedly had to walk a few metres, also expressed discontentment to HD Deve Gowda & HD Kumaraswamy. #Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/WZ2n0QVE9b
— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2018
Earlier, sources suggested that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not entirely happy with the traffic arrangements made for the big day.
In a video captured of her entering the venue of the swearing-in, a perturbed Mamata was seen gesturing her dismay to the Karnataka DGP and later was seen explaining her situation to former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar, who were also present at the venue.
While proceeding towards the seating area, Mamata was seen once again in conversation with other leaders present there, in a disturbed manner, but went on to greet the dignitaries at the dais and the audience at the venue, after apparently being pacified by Deve Gowda and other leaders.