Kolkata: A day after Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari 'met' Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking the immediate removal of Mehta as the TMC fear that Suvendu’s visit might influence the Narada and Saradha scams.
Notably, Suvendu Adhikari’s name has been mentioned in both the Narada bribery scam and the Saradha ponzi scam.
“In Narada bribery scam, Suvendu Adhikari was seen taking bribe in the sting operation and the prime accused of the Saradha chit fund scam Sudipta Sen had written several letters stating that Suvendu had taken money from him and after investigation both the ED and CBI found Suvendu guilty and his name is in the FIR. His visit to the Solicitor General at his residence might influence the cases,” read the letter.
TMC spokesperson and state general secretary Kunal Ghosh said that Suvendu should immediately be arrested as his name is there in the FIR and also that through BJP he is trying to set himself free from the case.
West Bengal BJP vice-president Jai Prakash Majumdar said that just to hide the failure of the TMC, they are trying to malign the saffron camp.
“Just to turn people’s face away from their failures, the TMC is forcibly trying to malign the Leader of Opposition,” claimed Majumdar.
However, rubbishing the TMC’s claim, the Leader of Opposition said that he couldn’t meet Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as he was busy.
Issuing a press note, Solicitor General said that around 3 pm yesterday Suvendu without any prior notice had visited his place but as he was busy with his pre-scheduled meeting. He had sent a message to Suvendu through his PA that he was unable to meet him.
Meanwhile, TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee took to Twitter and wrote, “Mr Mehta's efforts to dismiss speculations regarding his clandestine meeting with @SuvenduWB can only be valuable if he makes all CCTV footage public until Mr Adhikari was in his residence. Moreover, was Mr Adhikari present in the SG's residence without prior appointment?”