A BJP central leader has said that half of Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet will be behind bars because of the Saradha scam after Diwali.
Kailash Vijayvargiya, observer for Bengal and national secretary, raked up the Saradha issue during his visit to Kolkata on Friday.
Vijayvargiya held meetings with BJP leadership of South 24-Parganas in an auditorium in Kolkata.
“After Diwali, half of Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet ministers will be in jail in connection with the Saradha scam. I have been touring Bengal extensively and believe that half of Trinamool Congress’s cabinet ministers are involved in the scam,” said Vijayvargiya.
The central leader indicated the BJP is once again going to rake up the ponzi scam issue after the festive season. The party aims to corner Trinamool in this manner in the run-up to crucial Assembly polls next year.
Speaking to leaders of South 24-Parganas, Vijayvargiya urged them to hit the streets against the Trinamool government. He said there will be oppression by both Trinamool and the government, but BJP workers should still carry on the fight.
A number of Trinamool leaders including transport minister Madan Mitra have been arrested by the CBI and are behind bars. Names of many ruling party leaders have come up during investigations. However, since Mukul Roy’s interrogation in January this year, no arrests have been made.
Opposition parties including CPI(M) and Congress alleged that there has been a tacit understanding between Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee.
“It is because of the understanding here that the CBI is going slow and not even calling any Trinamool leader for interrogation. Even the chief minister’s name has come up in the issue. On the other hand Trinamool Congress is tacitly supporting BJP in the Parliament allowing bills to be passed,” said Abdul Mannan, Congress leader and the man who moved Supreme Court, which ultimately led to CBI investigation in Saradha multicrore chit fund scam.
Meanwhile, during the central leader’s meeting, some BJP workers and leaders wanted to meet him and lodge complaints against the state party president, Rahul Sinha.