Senior Bengal BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said that Mamata Banerjee was also involved in the corruption case that led to the arrest of Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, alleging that it had connections “all the way to the top.” He further said that, if necessary, he would take his grievances to court.
“How is it possible that Mamata Banerjee is ignorant when there was so much money moved? Over 100 crore has been spent on whatever has been signed with Partha “In an exclusive interview, Mr. Ghosh said.
“There has been money discovered, and a link is obvious. How are Trinamool and Mamata Banerjee able to get away with that? Everyone has assets registered in their name. There might be more at play. The Trinamool, which first sought to reject the probe, now wants a “rapid inquiry” therefore, all of this cannot be false, he said. ”
The recent statement by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the truth “must come out, but within a time-frame” was a hint.
Mamata Banerjee has said she would not spare anybody, whether criminals, dacoits, MLAs, MPs, or ministers. She seems to have ignored Mr. Chatterjee’s appeals following his detention.
She looked to be issuing a direct threat to the BJP when she declared today, “But if you attempt to pour ink on me, even I can chuck mud at you.” She said that the BJP is incorrect if it believes that by employing agencies, it can topple her party in Bengal following their successful takeover of Maharashtra.
When asked whether the charges against Partha Chatterjee would disappear if he switched sides and joined the BJP, like Suvendu Adhikari, Dilip Ghosh dismissed the question by replying, “Has anybody seen tomorrow? We’ll see what occurs the next day.”
The Enforcement Directorate detained Partha Chatterjee, the senior-most minister in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet and a close aide, on Saturday in connection with an alleged money laundering case related to the teacher recruitment scandal. As Education Minister, he was accused of participating in the reportedly unlawful appointments of staff members and teachers at government-run institutions.
The arrest followed the discovery of 20 crores from his assistant Arpita Mukherjee, who was also detained. Videos of the raid revealed piles of cash, which seemed to be on Arpita Mukherjee’s home’s floor.
The minister was handed over to the agency’s custody for two days and transferred from the SSKM hospital in Kolkata to Bhubaneswar AIIMS this morning. The agency has placed Arpita Mukherjee on remand for two days so they may interview her.