KOLKATA: The CPM on Tuesday targeted West Bengal Chief Minister and ruling Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, alleging she was violating the Supreme Court-ordered probe into the Saradha chit fund scam to create chaos and thereby create a situation for imposition of President’s rule in the state.
CPM state secretary Biman Bose, while addressing a public meeting at Shahid Minar, alleged, “The TMC is trying to create a situation for invoking Article 356 and become martyrs and dupe the people.
We don’t want the President’s rule. We want the people to experience and realise how the TMC government is failing. We want this government to complete its full term. It is shameful how Mamata is rallying behind a minister and her party MPs were arrested by the CBI for looting Saradha funds, which actually belong to the people.” Echoing the same sentiments, LoP in the state Assembly Suryakanta Mishra demanded that if Mamata had any self-respect, she would have resigned on moral grounds, as the CBI was closing in on her for her involvement in the chit fund scam.
He said, “We want to dislodge this government with the help of the people and through the President’s rule. There is no functioning government here. The Chief Minister has time to go on holidays and play badminton, but not to attend important meetings about planning, convened by the Prime Minister.”
“The factories are closing down and even Jindal Group, which had planned a mega project is withdrawing. There is anarchy prevailing and the Chief Minister is going by advices of astrologers,” Mishra remarked.
The CPM supporters, who were, after the meeting, supposed to have gone on a delegation to Nabana, the state secretariat across the Hooghly in adjoining Howrah district, were prevented by the police, leading to a scuffle. They squatted on the road in protest.