Burdwan: BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday demanded that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee immediately remove the ministers whose names have figured in the FIR filed by the CBI in the Narada sting operation case.
In any case, those involved in the Narada sting operation case and Saradha chit fund scam will have to go to jail "very soon", he said.
"No one can save them from going to jail. In Saradha and Rose Valley scams a lot of people have lost their life-long savings. The culprits have to be booked," the BJP national general secretary said at a rally here.
State BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said, "Three to four Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders will be picked up by the CBI before the panchayat polls."
Vijayvargiya said, "The people of Bengal want to know what action Mamata Banerjee has taken against the tainted ministers. If she does not remove those ministers from the Cabinet then the people of Bengal will remove them in the next election."
He accused the Trinamool government of going soft on anti-national elements and alleged that "pro-Pakistan and anti-India" slogans are being raised in West Bengal and the state government is playing the role of a mute spectator.
"Pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans are being raised on the soil of Bengal and the state government is a mute spectator. They do not take any action. The state government is only interested in appeasement of a community," Vijayvargiya claimed.
He also accused the West Bengal government of ruining the prospect of industrial growth in the state and alleged that it is only promoting the "bomb manufacturing industry' and "syndicate business" in the state.
Vijayvargiya's comments drew a sharp reaction from TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee, who said the statements proved that the CBI is being used to exact political revenge.
"Our leader Mamata Banerjee for long has been saying that the CBI is being used to pursue a political vendetta. Now, the BJP leaders themselves have accepted it, or else how will they know who will be arrested and when? This means the CBI is being used as a political tool against the TMC," he said.
Updated Date: May 02, 2017 23:03 PM