Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will head to Kolkata to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday and express his support. Mr Naidu will fly to Kolkata after presenting the budget of Andhra Pradesh.
According to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister's Office, Naidu will arrive in Kolkata at 3.30 a.m. and meet with Mamta Banerjee to express their support.
On the other hand, Mamata Banerjee's protest against the attempt of the CBI to raid the residence of state police commissioner Rajiv Kumar in Kolkata is on. The West Bengal Chief Minister is on a 'save the constitution' protest since Sunday night after CBI officers turned up at the Kolkata Police chief's residence to question him in connection with the Saradha scam probe. The protest is titled "satyagraha Mancha", has been devoid of any political colour.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to visit the protest site. Other national party leaders like DMK's Kanimozhi and RJD's Tejashwi Yadav visited the venue on Monday to express solidarity and support with The West Bengal Chief Minister.
The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader was among the leaders of the first condemnation of events in Kolkata on Sunday night. He described it as a clear example of the destruction of institutions by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah.
The political cry of Mamata Banerjee, Mr Naidu and another anti- BJP parties are that they misusing institutions to reopen old cases to target its political opponents, he termed this as a threat to democracy and said Democrats should condemn and rise against this. On January 20, 2014, even Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal protested for 30 hours outside Rail Bhavan, near the Rajpath boulevard.