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Rose Valley chit fund scam: BJP takes jibe on TMC after Mamata accuses PM Modi of political vendetta

Refuting Allegations Of “vendetta Politics' Levelled By West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Over The Arrest Of TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay By The CBI, BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh On Tuesday Questioned Why Only TMC Leaders Were Being Found To Be Involved In “all The Chit Fund Scams'.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Jan 2017, 08:13:18 PM
A file photo of BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh


Refuting allegations of “vendetta politics” levelled by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the arrest of TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay by the CBI, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday questioned why only TMC leaders were being found to be involved in “all the chit fund scams”.

“She should stop making these baseless allegations. The rule of law is the same for everybody. My question is why only TMC leaders are being found to be involved in all the chit fund scams across the state,” he told PTI.

The CBI today arrested Trinamool Congress parliamentary party leader in Lok Sabha Sudip Bandyopadhyay in connection with the alleged Rose Valley chit fund scam, the second such arrest of a TMC MP within a week.

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Singh, who is also the BJP co-incharge for West Bengal, said the TMC chief should know that the “sins” of her rule were being exposed by the law now.“We do not even want to answer such baseless allegations.  She is scared after the arrest of her party MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay and that is why they are levelling these baseless allegations,” he said.

Stung by the arrest of Bandyopadhyay, Mamata on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “using” the CBI, ED and Income Tax department “against those who raised voice against demonetisation” and dared him to arrest her and all the TMC MPs.

Also read | Trinamool MPs, MLAs reach CBI office to protest against Sudip Bandyopadhyay's arrest


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First Published : 03 Jan 2017, 08:09:00 PM