Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal, on Thursday accused media of playing dirty politics.
She was angry with media over the publication of her derogatory "justice in exchange of money" remark.
According to the media, Banerjee said that nowadays justice is available only in exchange of money, and corruption is prevalent from judiciary to democracy.
But, Banerjee said the media distorted her statement on judiciary. She claimed that she started her comment with state funding for election, and just spoke about value-based govt. policies and administrative reforms.
Speaking to reporters, she said, "Why you are playing dirty politics? I spoke about administrative, electoral and judicial reforms... I did not call judges and lawyers thieves and... If need be, I will say it again."
She added that she stood by her statement, and was ready to face any consequences, including being jailed.
Banerjee accused the media of playing politics after the Calcutta High Court accepted an appeal for contempt proceedings against her for her derogatory remark.
The High Court also directed two The Hindu and two local TV channels to file their affidavits on the authenticity of the reports they carried on Banerjee's controversial remark on corruption in judiciary.
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