Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of Bengal, today unleashed a vicious assault on the BJP, querying why her detained minister Partha Chatterjee had to be transported to the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in Bhubaneswar. She said this is an “insult” to the people of Bengal, which the BJP is aiming to replace after Maharashtra, adding that it is also directed at them.
She referred to SSKM, the hospital where Partha Chatterjee was kept, as the top medical facility in the nation. “Why must you transport him to a medical facility controlled by the federal government? Why the hospital ESI? What makes Command Hospital? What is the purpose? Is this not a slight to the Bengali people? How do you feel? Are the states all thieves and the Center innocent? Because of the states, you are there “.
Then the BJP received a warning: “This time, Maharashtra was unable to fight back. According to reports, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, and Bengal would come after Maharashtra. Aim to get here. A crossing of the Bay of Bengal is required. You’ll be bitten by the crocodiles. Additionally, the Royal Bengal tiger in the Sunderbans will bite you. The elephants will roll you over in North Bengal “.
After hearing this morning that Partha Chatterjee’s calls to her after his detention had all gone unanswered, Ms. Banerjee addressed the issue. It was seen as the Chief Minister’s effort to set herself apart from the minister, one of her closest advisers who is now defending herself against corruption charges.
The Chief Minister said today that she opposes “corruption or any misconduct.” Then she said that “the truth must come out, but within a timeframe” and that “BJP is wrong if it believes it can dismantle my party via agencies.”
“I don’t hold anybody back. TMC does not spare those who steal or are dacoits. My own people have been detained. My MPs, MLAs, and even ministers are not exempt from my wrath. However, even I can hurl muck at you if you attempt to throw ink at me “She said.
The Enforcement Directorate detained Partha Chatterjee on Saturday concerning a purported money laundering case connected to the teacher recruitment fraud.
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.