Enforcement Directorate summoned senior Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee once more on October 3 for questioning in connection with the varsity jobs rip-off in Kolkata
The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday summoned senior Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee once more on October 3 for questioning in connection with the varsity jobs rip-off in Kolkata, which the party described as an try by the BJP to disrupt its deliberate rally in New Delhi on the identical day.
It additionally uncovered the worry within the saffron camp, claimed Banerjee who is about to guide the protest rally within the nationwide capital towards the Centre’s resolution to withhold the state’s dues underneath MGNREGA.
The TMC normal secretary, thought-about quantity two within the party, shared the letter despatched to him by the central company on X, previously Twitter. “Earlier this month, the ED summoned me on a day coinciding with an important coordinating meeting of #INDIA in Delhi. I dutifully appeared and complied with the served summons,” he mentioned.
“Now, today yet again, they have served me another summons to appear before them on a day when the protest agitation for West Bengal’s rightful dues is scheduled in Delhi on 3rd Oct. This stark revelation unequivocally exposes those who are truly perturbed, rattled and scarred!” he posted on the micro-blogging website.
Reacting to the allegations, the BJP mentioned the central businesses don’t must seek the advice of the TMC earlier than summoning anybody. Banerjee, alongside with different party MPs, MLAs and leaders can pay their respects to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat within the nationwide capital on October 2 on his start anniversary.
A TMC delegation will meet Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh on October 3 and place earlier than him the problem of “non-release of dues” underneath the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). The ruling party of West Bengal claimed that the BJP is afraid of the TMC’s programme in New Delhi and is attempting to scuttle the folks’s voice.
“@BJP4India , how low will you stoop? First, you withhold the rightful dues of Bengal’s people and let them suffer. And now, you’re trying to silence the voice of our people by summoning National GS Shri @abhishekaitc through your caged parrot @dir_ed on October 3rd, the day when a protest agitation is to take place in Delhi,” the TMC posted on X.
The Supreme Court in 2013 had described the CBI, one other central probe company, as a “caged parrot” whereas citing proof of interference in its investigation into the alleged irregularities within the allocation of coalfield licences. At that point, the Congress-led UPA was in energy on the Centre.
The TMC publish mentioned, “There’s nothing more shameful than witnessing how one of the largest democracies in the world has been reduced to ashes in PM @narendramodi’s regime. But like always, we will fight back!” The BJP rejected the allegations of the TMC.
“If Abhishek Banerjee and the TMC are not afraid of anyone, why are they apprehensive of appearing before the ED? The central agency is right in asking Abhishek Banerjee to appear before it,” senior BJP leader Rahul Sinha mentioned.
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Banerjee, who was questioned by ED for practically 9 hours within the instructor recruitment rip-off earlier on September 12, had then claimed that the interrogation was an effort to forestall him from taking part within the coordination committee assembly of opposition bloc INDIA.
Earlier, the two-time TMC MP from Diamond Harbour was questioned by the ED twice within the coal pilferage case within the company’s workplace in Delhi in 2021 and in Kolkata in 2022. In May this yr, he was questioned by the CBI for 9 hours within the faculty jobs rip-off.