CM Mamata Banerjee dials Sitaram Yechury, ‘desperate call’, says CPI(M) leader

A senior CPI(M) leader, however, gave her a rebuff, describing the call as a "desperate call" to save her own party leaders who were allegedly involved in corruption.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: November 13, 2016 5:48 pm
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A day after she expressed willingness to work with arch rival CPI(M) on the Centre’s demonetisation of high-value currency notes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday called the left party’s general secretary, Sitaram Yechury, urging him to wage a “united fight” against the BJP and its “anti-people policies”. A senior CPI(M) leader, however, gave her a rebuff, describing the call as a “desperate call” to save her own party leaders who were allegedly involved in corruption.

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“Yes, today Mamata Banerjee called Sitaram Yechury and told him that all the opposition parties should come together to put up a united fight against the BJP. Yechury replied that since he was travelling, he could only comment on the matter after discussing it in the party,” CPI(M) politburo member Mohammed Salim told reporters. He described Banerjee’s phone call as a “desperate call” to save her own party leaders who were involved in “corruption”.

“This is a desperate call and an attempt to save her own party leaders who are allegedly involved in the Saradha and Narada scams. What is the credibility of the Trinamool Congress (TMC)? How can they talk about fighting against black money when her (Mamata’s) own party leaders are involved in the Saradha scam and have been arrested,” Salim said.

“When her own party leaders have been involved in Narada, this is nothing but a political gimmick. Those running their party in West Bengal through corruption should not talk much about black money,” he added. Salim alleged that a “political match-fixing” was going on between the TMC and the BJP and that was why the CBI probe into the Saradha scam had “gone slow” over the last one-and-a-half years.

“They should first come clean on the Saradha scam and then talk about black money,” the CPI(M) leader said. Banerjee had yesterday said she was ready to work with the CPI(M) and other opposition parties such as the SP, BSP, and Congress, despite ideological differences, to “save the country” from the NDA government.

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First Published on: November 13, 2016 5:31 pm
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    IndrajitBhattachar
    Nov 15, 2016 at 3:09 am
    United against the RACIAL force who discriminate between BLACK and WHITE money .
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      Archana Das
      Nov 13, 2016 at 12:59 pm
      Abhishek Banetjee, Madam and others must be having crores of illegal 500 and 1000 notes. Keep trying mad selfish lady
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        Archana Das
        Nov 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm
        MadAn, Abhishek Banetjee must be having crores and crores of 500 and 1000
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          Aid
          Nov 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm
          I never thought mamtha will be so cheaplt;br/gt;Her face been shoed
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            Dinesh
            Nov 14, 2016 at 12:36 pm
            Mamata it is time you changed your knickers
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              IML sood
              Nov 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm
              This dhoti chhapal lady desperate calls means worry for heaps of black money collected during various scams by TMC leaders many of whom are under CBI radar.Let us see how CPM react to save this abusive and arrogant Mumtaz of WB.
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                Lalit
                Nov 13, 2016 at 6:36 pm
                BJP troll using abusive language in support of most murderous person ruining this country.
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                  MyTake
                  Nov 13, 2016 at 7:02 pm
                  (A senior CPI(M) leader, however, gave her a rebuff, describing the call as a “desperate call” to save her own party leaders who were allegedly involved in corruption.)lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is the best a real Marxist can ever do for India where BJP and real proletariat can have common interests!
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                    MyTake
                    Nov 13, 2016 at 6:56 pm
                    How a party of "proletariat" going to help this witch! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Which real "proletariat" would have more than 2.5 like lying in hard cash at home and that again in 500 and 1000 denominations!
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                      George
                      Nov 13, 2016 at 3:13 pm
                      Of course leftist ideology has ruined many nations world over. They are a spent force even in India. To stoop and seek their help shows Mamta 's desperation. Definitely she has skeletons to hide in her cupboard. Shameful. She has killed and continues to kill them so many Marxists.She and her party will be routed in the next election.
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                        IslamForFoools
                        Nov 13, 2016 at 5:57 pm
                        Kejriwal is shameless beech, people of Delhi make sure he won't win even single seat next time
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                          IslamForFoools
                          Nov 13, 2016 at 5:56 pm
                          R'@ndi mamta chor cpim
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                            sanjeev
                            Nov 13, 2016 at 12:29 pm
                            Really appreciate the stand taken by CPI M about Mamta
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                              Rajesh
                              Nov 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm
                              Now become fan of Communist party, forgiven for JNU mess. Proud of your communist Party for this. This time you rebuffed thieves. Good job done.
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                                Rajesh
                                Nov 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm
                                This desperation shows that TMC is party of Mafias like AAP. Both brother and sister have not any credibility. There should be President rule in West Bengal.
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                                  Arun
                                  Nov 13, 2016 at 2:30 pm
                                  CPI(M) politburo member Mohammed Salim told reporters that Mamata Banerjee’s phone call as a “desperate call” to save her own party leaders who were involved in “corruption”.What a solid slap given to Didi ! Power hungry leaders can join any party to attack Modiji but all of them must know that the people of India have full faith in him and he would never dodge Poor people as he comes from poor family.It is well known to the common man that both AK and MB are least interested in good governance or progress of their states but they want to divert attention of Poor people about their failure to progress states.
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                                    avd
                                    Nov 13, 2016 at 11:36 pm
                                    M to CPI(M) politburo member Mohammed Salim by describing Banerjee’s phone call to Sitaram Yechuri about her willingness to work with CPI(M) on the Centre’s demonetisation of high-value currency notes, as a “desperate call” to save her own party leaders who were involved in “corruption”. This is 101% true.Her votes banks are poor, illiterate,unemplo youth,Minorities to whom she is instigating against Modi Govt like she did against CPM workers to come to power.Both Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banejrre have expose on their stand demonetization.They most know that Aam Aadmi and their other votes bank started keeping distance from them over their hypocrisy
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                                      avd
                                      Nov 13, 2016 at 11:40 pm
                                      M to CPI(M) politburo member Mohammed Salim by describing Banerjee’s phone call to Sitaram Yechuri about her willingness to work with CPI(M) on the Centre’s demonetisation of high-value currency notes, as a “desperate call” to save her own party leaders who were involved in “corruption”. This is 101% true.Her votes banks are poor, illiterate,unemplo youth,Minorities to whom she is instigating against Modi Govt like she did against CPM workers in WB to come to power.Both Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banejrre have now been exposed in public on their stand on demonetization.They most know that Aam Aadmi and their other votes bank started keeping distance from them over their hypocrisy on such matters.
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                                        Dash
                                        Nov 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm
                                        Shameless BombtaBanarji.
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                                          Chandra Babu
                                          Nov 13, 2016 at 7:05 pm
                                          The desperation shown by Mamata Banerji proves that her party and party colleagues lost huge amount of unaccounted money which is really a good news for the nation. The real face of Didi is out in the open!
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                                            bng
                                            Nov 13, 2016 at 4:23 pm
                                            All the robbers and thieves are running around.
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