Siliguri (WB): The opposition CPI(M) today alleged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of taking the same route as of former Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy to get relief from the CBI inquiry into the multi-crore chit fund scam.
“Mamata Banerjee is taking the same path, which was treaded by Mukul Roy to secure relief from the CBI inquiry into the chit fund scam and that was the only reason of her rushing to meet prime minister Narendra Modi in Delhi,” said CPI(M) MP Md Salim, who was here on poll campaign for the upcoming civic elections.
“The Centre had invited her (Mamata) on a number of occasions to share her views on a variety of issues, but she never went to Delhi nor sent any of her officials.
“Now when the CBI sought their (TMC's) account details, she suddenly rushed to Delhi and met the prime minister. The move itself speaks volumes on the Trinamool Congress' stand,” the CPI(M) leader told reporters.
Salim said the ruling Trinamool Congress government in the state has completely lost its image among the people and were now trying to stall the deployment of central forces for the civic elections.
“The opposition parties were demanding central forces for the civic polls for long, but after seeing that people were gradually deserting the TMC, they have now taken recourse of intimidating voters, using muscle and money power and terrorising opposition candidates and workers,” he alleged.
Strongly criticising the BJP, the CPI(M) leader said its state president Rahul Sinha was acting like a cheerleader.
“Just as a cheerleader waves hands even if no sixer or boundary is hit or a wicket falls, this man (Sinha) keeps on waving hands at everything,” he said.