KOLKATA: Sharpening her attacks on the Centre for CBI probe into Rose Valley scam, Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee demanded investigation into all the chit fund scams since 1980s, claiming it was during the Left rule when such firms gained strength in West Bengal. She extorted that despite being hounded by the CBI and ED, Bengal will show the way in opposing the ‘economic terror’ unleashed in the name of demonetisation.
Speaking at 'Jangalmahal Utsab' in Medinipur on Tuesday, the West Bengal Chief Minister said: “I did not sell myself to money. Trinamool was never involved in any chit fund scam. But Modi Babu is threatening to chase us with Enforcement Directorate and CBI. We don’t fear them. I give an open challenge to Modi babu to arrest all of us.”
Terming demonetisation as an ‘economic terror’, she said: “When India remains silent, Bengal speaks up. This time too, Bengal will show the way. We would stand up against this economic terror.” Taking indirect pot shots at the BJP over the Dhulagarh riots, Mamata said religion means humanity and not politics. “Some people make a living by making people fight,” she said.
On attempt of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to turn transactions cashless, Mamata said cashless is not feasible even in US and was out of question in the case of India. “Did black money come before Switzerland? On the other hand, white money of common people have been taken,” she said. “People of India had given one
chance (to BJP), they did not respect that verdict. Now, Indians will give a befitting reply in 2019,” she added.