Indian state chief stages sit-in against Modi over graft probe

Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of the state of West Bengal, speaks on her mobile phone as she sits in a protest against an attempted raid by India's Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on the residence of Kolkata police commissioner, in Kolkata, India, February 3, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – The chief minister of a big Indian state led a sit-in on Monday in a standoff with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government over a corruption investigation she condemned as a vendetta, as political tension rises ahead of a general election. Mamata Banerjee, the firebrand chief minister of West Bengal, began the […]

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