West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the BJP, stating that the saffron party was employing investigative agencies to target members of her party and members of her family. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the BJP on Friday, alleging that the saffron party was employing investigative agencies to target members of her party and members of her family.
After summoning her nephew, TMC general secretary Abhishek Banerjee, to its headquarters at Nizam Palace in Kolkata on Saturday in connection with its inquiry into the school jobs fraud, she made the accusation at a party gathering in Bankura virtually from Kolkata. “BJP is after everyone in our party and my family, but we are not afraid of them,” TMC Supremo said, implying that the saffron party was behind the summons issued to Abhishek by the central investigative agency, adding that “BJP is afraid of the success of our campaign,” she was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
“Our fight against the BJP’s tyranny will continue until it is removed from the Centre,” Mamata Banerjee declared. Banerjee had to step in at the last minute to address the rally virtually from Kolkata, as Abhishek Banerjee, who is currently in the district, had to leave for Kolkata at 11 AM on Saturday to appear before the CBI. TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee, who has been called by the CBI to appear at its Kolkata office on Saturday as part of its inquiry into the school jobs fraud, announced earlier today that he will temporarily cease his public outreach campaign in order to assist in the investigation.
On Thursday, the Calcutta High Court dismissed Banerjee’s appeal seeking the recall of an earlier ruling of the court that ruled that investigation agencies such as the CBI and ED could question him over the teacher recruitment fraud. Kuntal Ghosh, one of the scam’s defendants, filed a complaint in which the TMC leader’s name appeared. Ghosh stated that central investigative agencies were forcing him to name Abhishek Banerjee in connection with the school scandal.