MP Kunal Ghosh Meets With Mamata Banerjee At Her Residence


Kolkata: After a gap of almost six years, suspended Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh on Saturday met party supremo Mamata Banerjee at her Kalighat residence here.

Ghosh said it was a “very nice meeting” and that he had discussions on several subjects with Banerjee. The former TMC MP also met party leader and Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek.

“It was nice meeting the chief minister after six long years. It was an open meeting. We had talks on several subjects,” Ghosh told.

Asked whether the meeting was a step towards him resuming party work, he said, “I do not want to get into all that… Though I had some differences with the party over certain issues, I have not changed my political affiliation.”

Ghosh, was arrested by a special investigation team headed by the then Bidhannagar Commissioner of Police Rajeev Kumar in November, 2013, when he was a Rajya Sabha MP of the TMC, in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kunal Ghosh, who was jointly questioned with Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, wrote to the probe agency on Tuesday, accusing the top police officer of tampering with the new evidence that has emerged in the case in Shillong.

Ghosh, whose two-day questioning ended on Monday, demanded that he should jointly be interrogated with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy as it might be helpful for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

“I have written a letter to the CBI, where I have categorically accused Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar of tampering with the evidence that has emerged in the chit fund case during the joint questioning with me in Shillong.