Mamata-Modi Assembly An Try To Cease Corruption Investigations: Congress, CPI(M)

The CPI(M) and the Congress social gathering on Friday sharply criticised the assembly between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi held earlier within the day.

The CPI(M) and Congress alleged that the assembly was an try on Mamata’s half to “handle the BJP” to cease the investigations by central businesses in numerous graft circumstances, together with a college appointment rip-off. 

Mamata arrived in Delhi on Thursday on a four-day go to and met Modi on Friday, following which she went to fulfill President Droupadi Murmu. Mamata and Modi are believed to have mentioned a bunch of points, together with GST dues to West Bengal and the well timed launch of funds by Centre for numerous schemes.

The assembly has come amid Enforcement Directorate (ED) investigations within the West Bengal faculty recruitment rip-off, during which former high Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief and West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee is at the moment underneath ED custody. The ED has claimed to recovered greater than Rs 50 crores in money and jewelry in a number of raids on a number of properties owned by Arpita Mukherjee, a detailed aide of Chatterjee. She can also be in ED custody.

The TMC was fast to hit again at CPI(M) and Congress, sustaining that the allegations have been “politically motivated”.

The Congress claimed that the TMC, as an “agent of the saffron camp”, was on a mission to destroy opposition unity.

“The way in which TMC had been functioning for the previous few months, it’s fairly clear that it’s performing as an agent of the saffron camp. I had mentioned earlier that TMC is the Computer virus. Now all the pieces is crystal clear. The TMC has obtained into an understanding with the BJP to guard its members from CBI and ED investigations in numerous graft circumstances,” state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mentioned.

The TMC and the Congress social gathering have had tensions within the current previous, with the newest instance being TMC not supporting Congress veteran Margaret Alva within the vice presidential elections. Sixteen Opposition events moreover the Congress have nominated Alva because the VP candidate.

Chowdhury mocked Mamata’s assembly with Modi assembly as an association to “handle BJP”.

He mentioned, “We’re apprehensive that after this assembly between CM and PM, the ED and different investigating businesses will go gradual on a number of graft circumstances in Bengal.”

In an identical vein, CPI(M) central committee member Sujan Chakraborty alleged that had it been a gathering for getting the dues of state, officers of varied departments of the state authorities would have been current there with related paperwork.

He mentioned, “There isn’t any motive to suppose that the assembly was within the curiosity of the state. Now, it’s clear that each the events have a covert understanding. All of us wish to know what prompted Mamata Banerjee to hurry to Delhi to fulfill the prime minister when senior leaders of her social gathering are being arrested in graft circumstances.”

The TMC dubbed the Congress-CPI(M) allegations as “baseless”.

“What’s mistaken with the chief minister assembly the prime minister with points regarding the state? That is how the federal construction works. We do not want classes from Congress and the CPI (M) on opposing the BJP and its insurance policies,” mentioned TMC chief Santanu Sen.

Welcoming the event, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) management mentioned a chief minister can all the time meet the prime minister and never a lot needs to be learn into it.

“A CM calling on PM is probably the most pure factor to occur in a federal construction, extra so for Mamta Bannerjee who is understood for abusing PM in filthiest language. The idea of ‘setting’ propagated by the 2 rootless wonders- CPM and Congress- is a figment of their creativeness (sic),” mentioned BJP state president Sukanta Majumdar in a tweet. 

Notably, the Congress social gathering’s criticism of Mamata and TMC has come at a time when stories mentioned that Mamata may meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi throughout her go to to Delhi. 

PTI on Thursday reported: “With the TMC warming as much as the Congress in Parliament, Banerjee may also meet the grand outdated social gathering president Sonia Gandhi, who’s being probed by the Enforcement Directorate in a money-laundering case.”

It additionally cited sources to report that Mamata will attend a NITI Aayog assembly on Sunday. It additionally reported {that a} assembly with non-Congress Opposition leaders similar to that of the DMK, TRS, and AAP on Saturday can also be doable. 

(With PTI inputs)

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