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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  1. E
    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
    1. G
      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.
      1. S
        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.
        1. K
          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.
          1. M
            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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