Union Minister Smriti Irani hit out at Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday after the West Bengal chief minister claimed a moral victory following the Supreme Court's order directing the Kolkata Police Commissioner to cooperate with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Saradha chit fund scam probe.
Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Smriti Irani said Mamata's 'political histrionics' have been brought to a screeching halt by by the apex court's decision. She said that the Supreme Court had ensured that a free and fair investigation takes place.
Irani said the West Bengal chief minister has been left with egg on her face.
"With egg on her face, to celebrate it as a moral victory is a dichotomy available only to Mamata Banerjee's realm of politics," the Union minister said. The order should be a matter of introspection and concern for her, she added.
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court said that Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar will appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation in Shillong, Meghalaya, and no coercive steps, including the arrest of the Kolkata police chief, will take place during the course of the probe.
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(With inputs from agencies)