Kolkata: Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of compromising with corruption, state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday said her government lacked the determination to take action against Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders who have been shown accepting money in a sting operation.
On the day footage of sting operation on two more Trinamool leaders were aired, Chowdhury said Banerjee was transparent and honest only in words and not in practice.
“Does this government have the determination to take action against them? Mamata Banerjee talks of transparency and honesty only in words.
“In practice, Mamata Banerjee has always compromised with corruption, and given indulgence to graft,” said Chowdhury.
The Trinamool Congress found itself in more trouble over the sting operation allegedly showing several of its leaders taking ‘bribes’ with the matter being referred to the Lok Sabha’s ethics panel.
The demand for Banerjee’s resignation as chief minister came as the opposition CPI-M and BJP in poll-bound West Bengal sought to corner the ruling party on the issue.