The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not need any validation from the Trinamool Congress supremo.
This came after Banerjee said she doesn’t believe that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is behind the alleged excesses of central agencies in the state, but blamed a section of BJP leaders.
Taking to Twitter, Amit Malviya, BJP IT Cell head and party’s Co-incharge West Bengal said Banerjee’s entire government, top ministers, party office bearers and immediate family is under the radar of central agencies because the courts ordered investigation.
No one in the BJP, and most certainly the PM, needs any validation from Mamata Banerjee.
Her entire Govt, top ministers, party office bearers and immediate family is under the radar of central agencies, because the Courts ordered investigation.
She must account for the loot…
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) September 20, 2022
The West Bengal Assembly on Monday passed a resolution against the “excesses of the central probe agencies”. The resolution was opposed by the BJP but it was passed through division, with 189 voting in favour of it and 69 against.
SSC scam, coal and cattle smuggling cases, disproportionate rise in wealth of Mamata Banerjee’s immediate family, have all been handed over to central agencies, who have found voluminous proof of wrong doing, at the behest of Courts.
Will WB CM bring a bill against judiciary too?
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) September 19, 2022
Speaking on the resolution, Banerjee urged the Prime Minister to ensure that the agenda of the union government and the interests of his party (BJP) do not get mixed up. She also blamed a section of the BJP leaders for “misusing” these agencies to serve their interests.
“The present union government is behaving in a dictatorial way. This resolution is not against anyone in particular, but against the biased functioning of the central agencies,” the TMC chief said.
BJP MLA and Leader of the Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari said such a “resolution against the CBI and ED” is against the rules and regulations of the Assembly.
The passage of this resolution assumes significance as the CBI and the ED are probing several cases in West Bengal, in which senior Trinamool Congress leaders are accused.
Earlier this month, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) carried out day-long raids at West Bengal law minister Moloy Ghatak’s properties in Asansol and Kolkata in connection with a coal smuggling case.
Last month, TMC leader Anubrata Mondal was arrested by the CBI in connection with its probe into the alleged cattle smuggling case and is in its custody at present.
(With PTI inputs)