BJP’s political vendetta; will fight it out politically, legally: Mamata

Accused leaders decide to cooperate with CBI, not to move court
Report by: 
Tanmay Chakraborty
19 Apr 2017

Amid jitters of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing Narada sting is gearing up to tighten the screws on the tainted leaders of the Trinamool Congress-who purportedly were shown as taking bribes in the sting footage by Narada CEO Mathew Samuel, the party supremo Mamata Banerjee in her bid to keep her party’s morale high reiterated that the charges against her party’s leaders were the handiwork of the BJP – which is engaged in political vendetta against the TMC to make a dent in the state. They will be dealt with politically and legally.

“The charges against the leaders of the party are politically  motivated and we will fight it out politically and legally”,  Mamata said in response to queries from newspersons in Bhuvaneswar. Countering the Opposition charge of her party leaders’ alleged complicity in the Saradha  and Narada scam, chief minister said, “The cases have its roots since 80s when the Left was in power. We came to power only in 2011. So how does it possible that the Trinamool Congress was the only party involved in the scam", she wondered.

Meanwhile, earlier in the city today  the accused 12 leaders, against whom the CBI had lodged an FIR, held a meeting chaired by party MP and All India Trinamool vice-president Mukul Roy today to discuss the possible steps to be taken to defend themselves in the event of CBI grill them. According to the sources close to the party, several leaders who are feeling the heat from the alleged payoff were of the opinion to go slow and adopt the wait and watch policy instead of moving the court to challenge the CBI FIRs. With the party chief having advised the party leaders to stay united the party brass decided to walk tightrope on approaching the court to challenge the FIRs. They would instead cooperate with the Central agency when asked to appear before it.