BJP govt is taking on TMC by using Central agencies: Abhishek Banerjee on ED summons over connection with probe into money laundering case

Aritra SinghaUpdated: Sunday, March 20, 2022, 10:14 PM IST
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TMC national secretary Abhishek Banerjee | Photo: Twitter Image

Kolkata: TMC national secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday before going to New Delhi said that BJP is using central agencies against him after they have lost the Assembly polls in Bengal.

Addressing the media at the airport, Banerjee said that he will not ‘bend’ before the agencies.

“I had an eye surgery a couple of days back and doctors have asked me to take bed rest but even then I am going to Delhi to meet the agencies on Monday as I am honest and won’t bend before the BJP and their central agencies,” said the TMC national secretary.

Banerjee once again claimed that if the BJP led central government can prove his alleged involvement in any scam he will commit suicide.

It can be noted that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had summoned Banerjee and his wife Rujira over alleged involvement in a coal scam case.

In order to avoid EDs summoning at the national capital, Banerjee had moved to Delhi High Court in September last year but recently Delhi High Court had squashed the matter.

Taking further potshots at the Central government, Banerjee said that Delhi High Court is ‘listening’ to BJP.

“Though I still have the option to move the Supreme Court as Delhi High Court had nullified my plea. I moved the court in September last year and then for three months the case was heard. After BJP came to power in four states the court dismissed my matter. Everything is clear,” further claimed Banerjee.

It can be recalled that in September last year Banerjee was quizzed by the ED at the national capital for at least nine hours.

“The scam happened in Bengal and I said I will cooperate in this jurisdiction. The BJPs political vendetta is clear after people of this state chose TMC over BJP,” added Banerjee.

On February 21 last year, A CBI team visited TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee’s residence and summoned Abhishek’s wife Rujira Narula (Banerjee) and his sister-in-law Menaka Gambhir over alleged connection in the coal scam.

After quizzing Rujira, the CBI officials said that they are not satisfied with her reply.

It is pertinent to mention that Vinay Mishra the kingpin of this scam has been absconding and his brother in a recorded statement in Bankura police station had directly taken Abhishek Banerjee’s name in the scam.

Apart from Abhishek and his wife, TMC leader Malay Ghatak had also been summoned by ED over this scam.

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