Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an exclusive interview with Republic TV Bharat expressed his disappointment over the current situation in Bengal. 

On being questioned about the 'Kurukshetra' like situation that has been created in the state Modi responded that the crux of the matter is how the situation is being mishandled.

Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who has been in the eye of a storm since the CBI sought to probe his handling of Mamata Banerjee government's alleged Ponzi scams, is now removed from the high-profile post. He has been posted as an additional director general of police (ADG) and inspector general of police (IGP) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Bengal.

Also Read: 'Bangla' may be taken for Bangladesh, Modi govt tells Bengal, rejects name change

Anuj Sharma, who was the ADG & IGP (law and order) has now been appointed as the new Kolkata police commissioner.

Kumar was made the Kolkata CP in May 2016. He would have completed his three-year tenure soon.

Before Rajeev Kumar's face-saving ouster, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had staged a dharna (sit-in) against the attempts by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to question the then Kolkata Police commissioner over his alleged connection with the multi-crore Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams.

The Kolkata Police then took the CBI officers into custody and there is a huge standoff between the two. 

Speaking about the situation PM Modi has said "the matter is not the bitterness of the situation, it is about the way the situation is being handled and the leadership in the state. It is also essentially about the undemocratic norms that they have adopted in the state and how the media has completely surrendered".

Also Read: Bengal: The price you pay for praising Modi under Mamata's reign

He went on to add that any country that operates on democratic principles worries about situations like this. The truth, Modi said, will eventually come out. He emphatically said, "Bengal knows the truth, slowly but surely the other states in the country will know the truth".