A day after the ruling Trinamool Congress declared the candidature of jailed party MLA and former minister Madan Mitra, one of the accused in the Saradha scam, for the upcoming Assembly polls, BJP MLA Samik Bhattacharya said the announcement will send a wrong message to public, whose duped money was yet to be returned by the government.
“I do not know what they (TMC) are trying to say. The question is not only about those who had been benefitted out of the ponzi firm money, it is also about the huge number of people who had invested in Saradha Group. It also proves that the allegations against Mitra being a influential person were not unfounded,” Bhattacharya said on Sunday at a press conference here.
“Technically, someone who has not been convicted, can contest an election from prison, but the people of Bengal know the truth and would never elect these people who was involved in the multi-crore scam,” he added.
Referring to the speculations of an alliance between the CPM and Congress, Bhattacharya said both the parties have lost relevance and were fighting for existence. “It is a pseudo love that they are expressing for each other. This relationship will not last for long,” he said, adding that people would see through their ‘trick’ and realise that BJP is the only viable option here in Bengal.a