New Delhi: Responding to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s criticism of the demonetisation move, the BJP on Monday described her as ‘Queen of Saradha’, referring to the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam. “The West Bengal Chief Minister is working very hard to rally the opposition against the BJP, but whether the Queen of Saradha would succeed in it or not, only time will tell,” BJP spokesman Sidharth Nath Singh said in a press conference.
Singh said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo was only a “mirror image” of the Left. He also accused Banerjee of sheltering terrorists. “The guns used in the Gulshan bakery attack in Dhaka have been found to be manufactured in Malda, according to a NIA report,” he said.
Banerjee has called upon opposition parties to unite against the Modi government on the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes “in the greater interest of the nation” and said she has no problem in working with arch rival Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).
Singh also attacked the Congress and raked up the Commonwealth Games (CWG) scam. “It has emerged that Suresh Kalmadi was appointed chairman of the organising committee of CWG by flouting rules. The then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appointed Kalmadi through a Group of Ministers, skirting around the rules,”