Alleging "political vendetta" by the BJP, Trinamool Congress has claimed that its spokesperson Saket Gokhale has been arrested by the Gujarat police over a tweet on the Morbi bridge collapse. He was picked up from Rajasthan by the Gujarat Police, tweeted Derek O'Brien, a senior leader of Mamata Banerjee's Party.
In Gujarat's Morbi town, a suspension bridge collapsed on October 30, killing over 130 people, just four days after it was reopened upon renovation. The court had held municipal authorities responsible as probe pointed out that the renovation contractor allegedly did not follow the norms.
Informing about the incident, Derek tweeted, "At 2 in the morning on Tuesday, he called his Ma and told her that they are taking him to Ahmedabad and he would reach Ahmedabad by noon today. The police let him make that one two-minute phone call and then confiscated his phone and all his belongings."
The Rajya Sabha member further said, "All this cannot silence All India Trinamool Congress and the Opposition. BJP taking political vendetta to another level."