KOLKATA: As West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, the state BJP today said the investigation is slowly leading to the doorstep of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Madan Mitra's arrest showed that the TMC leadership was neck deep in the multi-crore scam, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said.
"Mitra's arrest shows that the TMC leadership is neck deep in the Saradha scam and the dots are leading to the Mamata Banerjee's doorstep," Singh told PTI.
"Mamata Banerjee while addressing a rally last year had said 'Is Kunal a thief, Is Madan a thief, Is Srinjoy a thief, Is Mukul a thief, am I a thief? Now Kunal, Srinjoy
and Madan are behind bars. It is Bhag Madan Bhag in 2014. It will be Bhag Mukul Bhag in 2015 and it will be Bhag Mamata Bhag in 2016," Singh told a news channel later.
CPI(M) MP Mohammed Salim said, "Madan Mitra is not only a minister but is also a close aide of Mamata Banerjee. He was also a poster boy of TMC in organising goons and youths for rally."
"Now the people of Bengal are getting impatient. They want more culprits in Saradha scam to be arrested. Saradha owner and TMC top leadership was operating as a joint venture in Bengal," Salim Said.
Congress leader Abdul Mannan demanded that Mamata Banerjee give an explanation for Mitra's arrest and resign.