Shah accuses Mamata of blocking NIA probe to save TMC leaders
KOLKATA: Accusing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of
putting hurdles in the NIA probe into the Burdwan blast, BJP president Amit
Shah on Sunday said this was being done to save the TMC leaders allegedly
involved in the incident.
Addressing a big rally here, he also alleged that
Saradha chit fund money was used in the October 2 Burdwan blast. “Saradha Chit
Fund money was used in the Burdwan blast. The NIA is not being allowed to probe
the blast properly. Hurdles are being created. It is being done in order to
save TMC leaders who are involved in the blast,” he said.
Lashing out at Banerjee for daring to say that the CBI
was being used in the Saradha scam to settle political scores, Shah dared her
to declare that those arrested by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit
fund scandal were innocent.
“If Mamata Banerjee has the guts then why is she not
saying that those arrested by the CBI in the Saradha scam are innocent? Earlier
it was only alleged, but now it is proved that TMC leaders are involved in the
scam,” Shah said.
Shah said Banerjee had tried to undermine national
security for the sake of “votebank politics”. The BJP chief also expressed surprise
over why the Shyamal Sen Commission was closed by the TMC regime.
“I ask Mamata Banerjee to answer who brought her
paintings. You should say if TMC leaders have taken benefits from the Saradha
scam. Mamata Banerjee, who had fasted during the Singur land movement, is now
trying to save the culprits in the Saradha scam,” Shah said.
He also ridiculed the protest by TMC MPs outside
Parliament over the issue of black Money, saying, “What do TMC and Mamata
Banerjee have to say about the money siphoned off in the Saradha scam? Was that
black money or white money?”
Shah alleged that in order to pursue vote bank
politics, TMC is giving shelter to Bangladeshi infiltrators. “Why are you
trying to give shelter to Bangladeshi Infiltrators? You are the chief minister
of Bengal because of the people of Bengal not for Bangadeshi infiltrators and
anti-Indian elements,” said Shah.
Shah questioned why the Bengal police did not take
action against terrorist Shakeel Ahmed who was involved in the blast earlier. Shah said that the Bangladeshi infiltrators
who were trying to take shelter in Bengal had been rejected by the people of
“Those Bangladeshi Inflitrators who are taking shelter
in Bengal have been rejected by the people of Bangladesh too. Who gave money to
those involved in the Burdwan blast? Investigations have revealed that the
money of Saradha scam was used in the blast. The CBI will look into it,” Shah
He appealed to Mamata Banerjee not to compromise with
national security in order to pursue appeasement and vote bank politics.