Demonetisation: BJP hits out at Mamata Banerjee for spreading canards on demonitisation

Kolkata: Hitting out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "falsifications" and "spreading canards" about demonetisation, BJP on Monday asked her to come clean on charges of receiving huge funds from a fictitious company before 2014 Lok Sabha election.

File image of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

File image of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. PTI

Coming down heavily on Banerjee for saying that anyone who opposed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's policy was equated with corruption, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh claimed, "Mamata Banerjee resembles the comic character of 'Betal'. She keeps on blabbering lies, false statements and canards. She should stop spreading those lies. She is questioning the prime minister, but what is her credibility?

"She had arrested a professor for circulating cartoons and a farmer for seeking a clarification regarding crops. She had asked the police administration to harass a college student for questioning her. She should not make those statements," Singh told PTI.

The BJP leader questioned the TMC supremo about the funds that her party had received from a fictitious company before the 2014 Lok Sabha election. "She is yet to answer our queries about the involvement of her party leaders in Narada and Saradha scam. I would like to ask her what is the basis of the huge donation that her party had received from a fictitious company. From where did this black money come?" he asked.

The Enforcement Directorate, had in March 2015, launched an investigation to determine whether TMC had received laundered money through donations and loans from a little known firm with hardly any business.

Singh said Banerjee's protest on demonetisation was a reaction to the "major blow TMC has received as several scams took place during its rule in the state."

The tension of Banerjee and the TMC is palpable as fake currency notes and chit-fund scams are rampant during TMC regime, he added.

Updated Date: Nov 21, 2016 17:35 PM

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