Shah Challenges Mamata to Remove Tainted TMC Leaders

Shah said CBI investigation is taking time as the WB government-created SIT has made a mess of the entire thing.

Published: 29th March 2016 03:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th March 2016 03:38 PM   |  A+A-

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BJP National President Amit Shah waves ar the crowd at an election rally. (File | PTI)


KOLKATA: Mounting a blistering attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP president Amit Shah today dared her to throw out from the party Trinamool Congress leaders who are seen purportedly accepting bribes in lieu of undue favours in the Narada clips.

Shah also refuted allegations of match fixing between BJP and TMC in the Saradha scam, saying CBI investigation is taking time as the West Bengal government-created SIT has made a mess of the entire thing.

"Mamata Banerjee had earlier pledged to fight against corruption. Mamatadi on moral grounds should throw out those party leaders seen on camera accepting bribes. If Mamatadi is so confident that her party leaders are innocent then why she is not requesting a CBI inquiry into the Narada sting operation," Shah said at a press meet here.

Rubbishing the allegation of match fixing also in the Narada case, he said,"Some people in the media are asking what is BJP doing? What will the BJP do in it? The leaders belong to TMC. Mamatadi should throw them out of the party on moral grounds.

"In Lok Sabha we had a majority so we had sent the matter to the Ethics committee, but in Rajya Sabha we don't have a majority. The Congress and Communists have a majority in Rajya Sabha why are they not sending it to Ethics committee," Shah asked.

When asked why is the BJP government not taking initiative to get the CDs of the Narada sting probed, Shah said, "There is a federal structure. As soon as Mamatadi asks for CBI investigation in Narada sting, we will get the CDs investigated,".

Told about the instance of Uttarkhand sting operation where the BJP had taken initiative to get the CDs probed, Shah said,"It was Uttarkhand Governor who had sent the CDs.

Let the state government ask for CBI investigation, we will then investigate the CDs,".

Shah also said that the Election Commission should remove the police officials seen in Narada sting and also the police commissioner of Kolkata police.

When asked why the BJP wave in Bengal had died down in the last two years, Shah contested it saying,"Our movement has not died down, it is a section of media house which is propagating that our movement has died down. We are fighting hard against TMC".

Turning to West Bengal, Shah said the industry of bomb- making has only come up in West Bengal in last five years.

"Only the bomb making industry has come up in West Bengal in last five years. And the music of Rabindra Sangeet is getting suppressed because of those bomb blasts," he said.


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