‘Gained’t tolerate malpractice in govt’: TMC after West Bengal Minister’s arrest

New Delhi: West Bengal minister and senior TMC chief Firhad Hakim stated the Mamata Banerjee-led social gathering is “watching” the scenario on the arrest of state Trade and Commerce Minister Partha Chatterjee by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday (July 23) in reference to alleged college jobs rip-off. Hakim stated TMC will await the courtroom’s determination on the SSC recruitment rip-off and take motion accordingly. “We’re watching the scenario and think about judiciary. TMC won’t tolerate any discrepancy or malpractice in social gathering or in govt. TMC will act after the judiciary comes out with its verdict,” the TMC chief was quoted as saying by ANI. 

Additional, accusing ED of being “politically influenced” by the BJP, Hakim stated, “In right this moment’s scenario, it looks as if ED is being run by BJP. If Suvendu Adhikari is saying that a number of issues are going to be discovered sooner or later even earlier than ED is giving any assertion. It signifies that ED is politically influenced by BJP.” 

TMC chief Partha Chatterjee, who was the state training minister from 2014 to 2021 when the alleged irregularities passed off, was arrested after round 26 hours of questioning at his residence. His shut aide Arpita Mukherjee, from whose property Rs 21 crore in money was seized throughout a raid on Friday, was additionally arrested by ED. 

Chatterjee was produced earlier than a decide in Bankshall courtroom in Kolkata and despatched to ED custody for 2 days. When requested if he tried to contact West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he instructed reporters, “I attempted, however couldn’t join (to her).”

Chatterjee’s counsel instructed mediapersons that he might be produced earlier than the Prevention of Cash Laundering Act (PMLA) courtroom on Monday.

BJP has upped its assault on the ruling TMC dispensation in Bengal, calling it a “authorities of corrupts”. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia alleged, “The TMC authorities has crossed all limits of misgovernance and corruption. The extent of corruption within the state is simply surprising and unprecedented. The TMC authorities is now not a authorities for the folks, it’s moderately the federal government of corrupts. All the authorities is knee-deep in corruption.” 

(With company inputs)