Kolkata: A senior Bengal BJP leader’s house was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers this morning. The BJP’s Kolkata office was attacked last evening after the arrest of senior leader of the ruling Trinamool for his alleged involvement in the chit fund scam that bankrupted lakhs of small investors in Bengal.
After the arrest of Sudip Bandyopadhyay, who is an MP from the Trinamool Congress, Ms Banerjee accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “Trinamool-bandi after note-bandi”, alleging that her party is being persecuted for its aggressive campaign against his demonetistion drive.
“The police looked the other way as our office was attacked,” said BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh, blaming Ms Banerjee’s ruling party for the vandalism. After the attack, Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF was deployed outside the BJP office.
Last week, the CBI arrested Tapas Pal, an actor-turned-politician from the Trinamool Congress. Ms Banerjee, who is serving her second consecutive term as West Bengal Chief Minister, said the arrests were made on the directions of the Prime Minister’s Office. Alleging “politics of revenge,” she said, “I challenge Modi, if you think you can arrest our leaders and run away, we will not let this go.”
The CBI is investigating the unregulated financial investment schemes that were run by Rose Valley – a Bengal conglomerate with interests in real estate and entertainment. The case, filed two years ago, accuses Rose Valley of stealing nearly 17,000 crores from investors.