India's Independence, Constitution under threat: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday claimed that India's Independence and its Constitution were under threat in BJP regime.

Addressing a public meeting at Chauk Bazaar area in Darjeeling, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo said the saffron party was trying to "take advantage of the political turmoil in the Darjeeling".

"They (BJP) ignite fire in Darjeeling during polls. People in Delhi (BJP) instigate problems here the more the problems, the better are the party's chances of taking advantage of the situation. BJP does not want any progress in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik," Mamata said.

The TMC chief accused the saffron party's outgoing MP S.S Ahluwalia of not take any measure to bring about development in the region.

"Ahluwalia never visited the region after winning the election. He fled the Hills," she claimed.