Trinamool Congress today accused the BJP-led NDA government of resorting to ‘political atrocities’ against those opposed to demonetisation. The reaction comes in the backdrop its Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal’s arrest in connection with Rose Valley chit fund scam.
"So now political atrocities against those opposed to Note Bandi and with the movement. We will fight it out," TMC national spokesperson Derek O'Brien said claiming that the party and its leaders were being targeted by the central government for protesting against demonetisation.
"What about BJP MP and Union Minister who performed for Rose Valley and was associated with them? Are you arresting him tonight or tomorrow?" asked O'Brien without naming anyone in a series of tweet messages following Pal's arrest by CBI this afternoon.
"Many film stars, directors, sports persons are brand ambassadors. So what next? Those from BIP (sic) who are brand ambassadors will also be? Right?," O'Brien, who is TMC's leader in Rajya Sabha, said.
Pal's arrest incidentally comes on the 50th day of demonetisation of high value currency notes.
Pal was today arrested by CBI for his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley Chit Fund Scam.
He was interrogated for four hours. As he failed to give proper reply to any of the questions on his appointment as director to one of the Rose Valley companies or his involvement in the firm investing in bengali film industry, the CBI decided to arrest him, an official said.
The CBI had issued summons to Tapas Pal on December 27 in connection with the alleged scam, which is one of the cases of the chit fund scams being probed by the investigating agency. He was asked to appear before the agency at its office in Salt Lake today.