Congress found supporters as TMC members in Lok Sabha slammed the BJP alleging that money and muscle power have been used to wean away opposition legislators in many states like Goa, Manipur and Gujarat.
Trinamool Congress MPs created a ruckus in the House after BJP MP Kirit Somaiya alleged that it has emerged that the West Bengal Chief Minister’s address was misused in a scam involving shell companies.
Almost all TMC MPs rose from their seats and vociferously protested the charges, calling the allegation totally baseless. They shouted slogans against the central government and then trooped into the Well of the House.
The TMC MPs took strong objection to the comments and demanded that the Speaker should expunge them from the records. Amidst the voices of protests, the house was adjourned for lunch thereafter.
Earlier, during Zero Hour, TMC MP Saugata Roy alleged that money and muscle power were used to lure opposition legislators in states like Goa, Manipur and Gujarat.
“Money and muscle power has been used in Gujarat to lure six Congress MLAs. The Election Commission has asked the state authorities to probe the case,” Roy said, adding that dubious deals were also struck in Goa and Manipur.
Earlier, Congress members had raised the issue and approached the poll panel seeking proper action.