New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday attacked West Bengal Chief Minister for “choosing the path of falsehood” to protect those involved in the chit funds scam.
Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters, party MP Meenkashi Lekhi said: “The condition of West Bengal for last few years is in front of all of you…. how the permission for the Durga Puja and Saraswati Puja is denied and how the Rath Yatras are being stopped.”
“These are the same people who keep on saying that the democracy is in danger. If the democracy is in danger in India, then it is for the two reasons, one of the reasons is corruption and the other is falsehood.
“And Mamata is involved in corruption,” she alleged, adding that Banerjee’s government is trying to protect the corrupt people involved in the chit funds scams involving thousands of crores.
Hitting at Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress chief, Lekhi said, “Today she is not allowing BJP rallies on the false law and order situation in the state. It is done because BJP is gaining people’s support.”
“And this has been proved in a sting operation carried out by a news channel,” she said referring to a sting conducted by India Today television.
She said that there are many states in the country where BJP is not in power but they organised rallies using their constitutional right.
She also said that Banerjee violated the oath of the Constitution itself because she is not understanding the fact that Bengal is part of India and the Union government has as much authority in Bengal as the state government.