Amit Shah links Burdwan blast accused to TMC

Shah said it is up to West Bengal Chief Minister to come out and clarify on the matter.

By: Press Trust of India | Kolkata | Published: December 13, 2014 1:32 am
amit-l Amit Shah in Raipur on Friday.(Source: PTI photo)

UNFAZED by the controversy over his earlier remarks, BJP president Amit Shah Friday once again linked the Burdwan blast accused and Saradha chit fund accused to ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and challenged party chief Mamata Banerjee to say those arrested from her party are innocent.

“The accused in the Saradha scam and Burdwan blast are linked to TMC. The owner of the house where Burdwan blast took place is linked to TMC. The Sharada chit fund scam accused are also linked to TMC and many people including MPs have been arrested. If Mamataji feels it is CBI’s mischief, she should say that those arrested are innocent…If CBI is doing a political probe, let Mamataji just say in public that those arrested people are innocent,” Shah said speaking at ‘Agenda Aaj Tak’.

The BJP chief said he is a public leader and has made an allegation against the West Bengal Chief Minister’s party and it was up to her to come out and clarify on them.

“I have made an accusation against Mamata’s party and to come clear on that is her job,” he said.

He also said BJP would never use CBI as a tool to meet its political ends which the Congress was doing all along, starting from the time of Indira Gandhi upto those of Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi.

While addressing a rally in Kolkata on November 30, Shah had accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of creating hurdles for a proper NIA probe into the Burdwan blast to shield her party leaders allegedly involved in the incident. He also alleged that Saradha chit fund money was used in the October 2 Burdwan blast.

However, Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh, had in a written reply in Parliament, said CBI investigations have so far not revealed that Saradha chit fund money was used to finance terror in Bangladesh, contradicting Shah’s allegation of such a connection.

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    Dec 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm
    Amit Shah has direct link with FAKE encounters so what happened about that? .................................
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      Sukhendu Sekhar
      Dec 14, 2014 at 7:31 am
      Amit Shah who spent 2 months in jail and exnorated only after BJP came to power has started a wild campaign against Mamta Banerjee and her party, even though the Minister in charge of PMO and the Bangladeshi Govt. Investigating Agency conducting joint inquiry with NSA in Burdwan blast case categorically ruled out any Bangla terrorist connection either with Sarda or the TMC in Burdwan blast. Shah is a habitual liar. Let him disclose the name of the BJP leader in am in whose house the terrorists linked with Burdwan blast took shelter and the great patriotic purpose for which shelter was given. No doubt, BJP has crossed all limits in exploiting the CBI and NSA with the ulterior motive to subjugating the states and crushing the regional parties. But it should remember that West Bengal or for that matter no other state is a colony of the centre. BENGAL and Punjab had shown supreme sacrifice when their wings were chopped off for the sake of India's independence. Yet, economic blockades and political vendetta have been engineered together against BENGAL by the fascist communalists. Punjab got turmoiled over the demand of Khalistan. Should Bengal follow the suit?
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