KOLKATA: Cornered by the CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam ,in which two Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs have been arrested and several others grilled, the party on Monday retaliated by attacking the BJP and the media.
Though it was a protest meeting organised by the TMC’s youth and student wing, TMC national secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy as well as several state ministers, who addressed it said, “It was the result of a political conspiracy hatched by the BJP and aided by the media.”
The speakers specially appealed to Muslims and warned them of a “design by communal forces to divide West Bengal along communal lines”.
State Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim said, “Those, who have communal blood on their hands, will not be trusted by the people of Bengal. When Mamata Banerjee is working for the welfare of minorities, she is being attacked by the media. Beware of the dark touch on Bengal.”
And newly elected TMC MP, Abhishek Banerjee, who is Mamata’s nephew, flayed Narendra Modi over his foreign trips and dubbed him an “NRI Prime Minister”.