Kolkata: Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy on Saturday said that they will visit President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday demanding removal of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.
“Suvendu Adhikari’s visit to the house of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta will definitely have an impact on the scam investigations so we will meet Mr President on Monday to ask him for the removal of Tushar Mehta”, stated the TMC MP.
Notably, a day after Suvendu visited the house of the Solicitor General at the national capital, the Trinamool Congress on Friday had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the same issue.
Soon after the letter, both West Bengal Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that they didn’t meet each other.
“Though I went to meet him but after Tushar Mehta refused to meet me and I left his residence”, claimed Suvendu Adhikari.
“Since Suvendu didn’t take appointment I was busy with my scheduled meetings and through my assistant I had informed Suvendu that I couldn’t meet him,” said the Solicitor General.
So sooner did they say that they didn’t meet each other than the TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee took to Twitter and asked Tushar Mehta to release the CCTV footage of his residence till Suvendu left the house.
On Saturday TMC Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra also took to Twitter and wrote, "Narada accused enters home of SG (who is also Special PP, CBI in Narada case) in vehicle, is checked & waved inside by security guards & exits after 30 mins. They say nothing happened. Yeah, right”.
However, according to TMC sources, not just Solicitor General, the TMC will also demand removal of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Incidentally, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had already written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi thrice over removal of Dhankhar.
Meanwhile, BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh demanded removal of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from her post as she is not an elected MLA.
“Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is up for removing everyone. First she wanted to remove the Governor and now Solicitor General. Then she will demand the removal of the Union Home Minister, the Prime Minister and then the President. We want her to vacate her post as she didn’t win the election and through unfair means has become the Chief Minister”, stated Ghosh.