Mamata Banerjee trying to fish in troubled waters: CPM, Congress

If she is so bothered about the common man, then why is she not taking any steps to get back the money of those people who have been looted in chit fund scams.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: November 21, 2016 8:37 pm
Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM, mamata on demonetisation, opposition attack mamata, Abdul Mannan, Saradha Chit Fund scam, Narada Scams, west bengal corruption, mamata banerjee government, Narendra Modi, demonetisation, indian express news Mamata Banerjee addresses a mass rally against demonetisation of currency notes, at Azadpur Mandi in New Delhi on Thursday (PTI Photo by Shahbaz Khan)

Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of trying to “fish in troubled waters” to gain political mileage by opposing demonetisation, opposition Congress and CPI(M) on Monday asked the TMC leadership to “come clean” on the charges of corruption in Narada and Saradha scams. “She is trying to fish in troubled waters. She should stop shedding crocodile tears for those who are affected by the demonetisation.

If she is so bothered about the common man, then why is she not taking any steps to get back the money of those people who have been looted in chit fund scams. TMC minister, MP were arrested in Saradha chit fund scam,” Leader of Opposition and senior Congress leader Abdul Mannan said.

A rally was taken out by Chit Fund Sufferers Forum in the city to protest against ponzi schemes in Bengal, in which money had been swindled in “collusion with a section of political leaders.” “Those who themselves are involved in Narada and Saradha scams should not talk about black money and demonetisation. Actually these crocodile tears are driven by the anxiety that illegal money generated via chit funds and syndicate in Bengal would turn into waste paper,” Mannan said.

Hitting out at Banerjee, CPI-M leader Sujan Chakraborty said her oppositon of monetisation was a desperate attempt to save her own party leaders who are allegedly involved in Saradha and Narada scams. “What is the credibility of TMC? How can it talk about fighting against black money when its own leaders are involved in Saradha scam and have been arrested.

When her party leaders have been involved in Narada? This is nothing but a political gimmick. People who are running their party in West Bengal through corruption, they should not talk much about black money,” he said. Since the decision of demonetisation on November 8, Banerjee has opposed the Centre’s decision and equated it with financial emergency in the country.

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First Published on: November 21, 2016 5:53 pm
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    Earthkeeper
    Nov 21, 2016 at 3:29 pm
    Bjp thought it has week opposition so it can do whatever it wants . But they forgot people of India are the biggest opposition they have . People of India are very tolerant unlike other countries . But they are not fools
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      Gursharan Singh
      Nov 22, 2016 at 1:42 am
      God Bless Mamata Banerjee the Greatest Leader India has today. Didi is standing for 125 crore people of the country who have lost all hope in corrupt BJP and Modi destroying out country due to their lack of education and arrogance.
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        Sood IML
        Nov 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm
        A solid rebuke and tight slap on Mumtaz's face and big humilation of her companion joker Khujli.
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          Kds
          Nov 21, 2016 at 2:19 pm
          She is a lier,dictator,a scam star and ready to do anything and everything to stay at power.the only thing she has done in Bengal is doing vote bank politics and some freebie politics so far.under her regime she has pushed Bengal decades backward,now she is upto do the same thing for rest of India.
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            MyTake
            Nov 21, 2016 at 6:56 pm
            This time Abdul Mannan made some valid points. Mumu should answer that for the satisfaction of the people!
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              MyTake
              Nov 21, 2016 at 6:52 pm
              What happened to mumu's three day ultimatum? Scared of the booing she got from the people along with AK, last time around? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Looks like people will chase her back to Kolkata if she comes out in the street!!
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                SK
                Nov 21, 2016 at 3:02 pm
                it is highly likely that Kejriwal's 3000 crores were FICN bought on heavy discount from across the border.
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                  ak dev
                  Nov 21, 2016 at 8:01 pm
                  "Mumtaz". Who is Shahenjahan If she is Mumtaz?
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                    Arun
                    Nov 21, 2016 at 7:50 pm
                    Before standing in Public as an honest and non corrupt Mamata Didi, she must come clean on the charges of corruption in Narada and Saradha scams.Othewise she has no right to talk on Black money.She has no principle and No plan for the progress and development of WB. She is more worried of Votes Bank : Bangladeshi illegal immigrants.She has no right to talk on black money when her Party leaders have cheated and robbed the poor people of state through Saradha Scam.
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                      Arun
                      Nov 21, 2016 at 7:59 pm
                      Didi's hysterical atude towards pority of Modiji made her restless and breathless.That is why she has been running up and down to attack him but without any success as Aam Aadmi is with PM.
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                      1. பாரதி
                        Nov 22, 2016 at 4:18 am
                        Mamata. You pl go to your state and look after the welfare of your own state.
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                          Brindavan bherde
                          Nov 21, 2016 at 4:19 pm
                          Mamta baneerji is playing politics over poor people. ..she is pulling them back further...
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                            vijaykumar
                            Nov 21, 2016 at 2:59 pm
                            CPM Congress TMC and other opposition parties r sailing in same boat. Everybody is fighting for opposition space. In this process they do not understand that they r helping anti nationals and enemies.They should rise above petty politics and help modi which they wont do and finally perish
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                              emittrap
                              Nov 21, 2016 at 2:18 pm
                              The problem for DI-DI is 3 fold due to demonetization by Modi. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Other Parties lost only 'black money' meant for use during the elections. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Didi lost 'black money for elections', 'black money collected through Narada, Sarada' along with a huge stake in the 'fake currency circulation through Malda'lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;With NDA in power at the Center, the possibility of make quick bucks through scams is ruled out for any state CM today.
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                                Sriniwasan
                                Nov 21, 2016 at 3:35 pm
                                Only the Corrupt and those with Notes are shouting the most.The Common man knows what Mody has done is for their good and therefore are willing to bear the hardship.People of India have rested their hope on a better economic life under PM Mody and I am sure Mody will rise to the occion
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                                  alice
                                  Nov 21, 2016 at 2:31 pm
                                  that is the reason she is concerned and shouting like a revolutionary.. lot of her and her peoples black money will go waste.
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                                    Pillai
                                    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:13 am
                                    Are people of Bengal so foolish to follow her? They should revisit the political atmosphere in India and side with progressive steps of Narendra Modi.
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                                      Shrinivasa Kamath
                                      Nov 21, 2016 at 2:28 pm
                                      Demonitisation has hit TMC 's funds in a big way. Politicians are shedding crocodile tears for the poor.
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                                        kris kumar
                                        Nov 21, 2016 at 4:20 pm
                                        Corrupt mad woman Mamata who is well trenched in corruption has been agitating and demanding roll back of demonitisation to make her and her colleagues looted money into white. It is surprising to note corrupt Congressi and Leftists are not supporting her in public but supporting her in the parliament. Both Congressi and Leftists are hypocrite parties and they know very well that public is behind PM Modi and they are very scared to oppose PM demonitisation completely.lt;br/gt;For such a move inconvenience was bound to happen and I am sure things will improve in coming days. I think India is nearly half way of corruption free but PM has lot more to do but because corrupt politicians, mafia and all those criminals involved will find loops to evade the system. PM must keep trying to change the mind sets of people and bring strict laws if India is to become corruption free. Under Congress rule the evaders have already moved their loots abroad and invested in properties, shares, gold and other non traceable etts.
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                                          kris kumar
                                          Nov 21, 2016 at 5:59 pm
                                          The mad dogs Khujriwal and Pappu have not bothered to visit the families of those killed in railway accident. Normally both kute to run to Dalit or Muslim family houses but no time to console the families who have lost their loved one. Mamata the chor is not interested in the death of those killed in kolkatta fire but has all the time to demonstrate and bark to save her loot.
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                                            Krishna
                                            Nov 21, 2016 at 3:38 pm
                                            Madness takes many forms, this time it's this black of Calcutta.
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