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Mamata alleges Bengal govt tapping her phone

Press Trust Of India
Oct 17, 2009 at 02:47am IST

Kolkata: Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday alleged that her phone as well as those of her personal staff were being tapped at the behest of West Bengal government.

"My phone is being tapped. Phones of my personal staff are also being tapped. I am sure the central government has definitely not given sanction for it. It is being done by the state government," the minister told reporters in Kolkata.

Claiming that her phone was being tapped for the last two to three years, she said "even my e-mails and SMS are being tapped."

BEEP BEEP: Mamata says it is impossible if she cannot give instructions to her staff with confidentiality.

Seeking justice from the Prime Minister, Banerjee alleged that her Railway phones were also being tapped. "If I can't give instruction to my staff, how can I work? As a cabinet minister how can I talk to my cabinet colleagues confidentially?" she asked.

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