NEW DELHI: On a day when senior TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee appeared before the Enforcement Directorate, BJP vice president Dilip Ghosh alleged that there were endless unreported cases of corruption in West Bengal.
“With every sunset, a new scam is uncovered in Bengal. Since none of the evidence emerges, these are swept under the rug,” Ghosh remarked while referring to the recent summoning of TMC leaders by central agencies.
Lately, central organizations such as the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have issued summons to figures like lawmaker Nusrat Jahan, who married a Hindu man shortly after her maiden Lok Sabha win in 2019, and Abhishek Banerjee, who missed the INDIA opposition alliance subgroup meeting to appear before the ED regarding the teacher recruitment scam.
However, Ghosh expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of affairs, stating that mere summons are insufficient, and there is a lack of decisive action by the central agencies.
“Sending summons and interrogating Abhishek Banerjee for six hours is not enough. People are tired of it. If he is guilty, arrest him,” demanded the BJP leader.
Ghosh further noted, “TMC’s scams are impacting the common man the most. Whether it’s the Narada, Sarada, or the cash-for-jobs government teacher scam, it is the common person’s money that gets misused.”
Many members of the INDIA opposition alliance have accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government of using these Central Agencies to “weaken and pressurize” the alliance.
Banerjee, after his seven-hour-long interrogation, stated, “BJP, in the name of a double-engine government, is looting the country and using CBI and ED.”
Two days back, TMC Lok Sabha MP Nusrat Jahan appeared before the ED in connection with an alleged scam involving a housing project in Kolkata.