PM, Home Minister using central agencies against political adversaries: Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee's comments came after TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee was questioned by Enforcement Directorate in Delhi on Monday. In another similar incident, party leader Partha Chatterjee has also been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) in the Ponzi scam case.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has begun her election campaign wih a sly attack on the BJP government at the Centre. She allged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are unleashing central aganecies against political adversaries.
"They have trapped the Congress using the agencies, they have trapped Mulayam Singh using agencies, they have trapped Sharad Pawar using agencies," Ms Banerjee said. "Narendra Modi and Amit Shah are behind it. The moment elections were declared, the agencies started dancing. Abhishek (Banerjee) got a notice, Partha Chatterjee got a notice, even before elections were declared Bobby and Subrata Mukherjee got notices," she added.
Her comments came after TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee was questioned by Enforcement Directorate in Delhi on Monday. In another similar incident, party leader Partha Chatterjee has also been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation(CBI) in the Ponzi scam case.
"Abhishek was quizzed for nine hours one day and now they want to quiz him again. Why is a case registered in Kolkata now moved to Delhi," the TMC supremo quipped
Without naming TMC turned BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, she said, "The person who actually took money in the Narada case, he has no case against him. Why? Why can't he be questioned by Bengal police? Is he the son of a God? If he can decide where and when police can question him, we too must have the same right."
The BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh said, "There is no such thing as a fake thief and real thief. We have seen people taking money on screen. Why can't they be questioned? Others may be questioned later But those summoned should explain. No one has been declared guilty yet but they are scared they will be caught so they are saying such things."
Trinamool Congress(TMC) on Sunday officially announced that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is the party's candidate for Bhabanipur assembly constituency by-elections which will be held on September 30. The party further shared that TMC Jakir Hossain and Amirul Islam will be the party's candidates for Jangipur and Samserganj seats respectively.