BJP on Sunday rebutted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s allegation that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was behind the CBI notices to the TMC, saying the probe agency was only doing its job.
BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said the CBI’s probe would reveal the truth about the party’s accounts and their auditing.
“The CBI is doing investigation on its own to find out the truth. Modiji does not believe in such practices,” said Singh, who participated in a protest against alleged state-sponsored terrorism ahead of civic polls.
Ms. Mamata had on Friday dared Mr. Modi to send her hundreds of CBI notices and alleged that BJP was trying to stifle Trinamool Congress’s voice for protesting against his “anti-people” policies including the Land Acquisition Bill.
Ms. Mamata had told an election rally that “whoever will speak against Narendra Modi, he will send the person a notice. It is his work. I am not afraid of him. I know how to fight.”
Mr. Singh also accused the TMC government of doing nothing for the state.
“Mamataji even failed to give her party’s proper accounting and audit report to the CBI. The auditor appears to be a non-functional one,” he said.
Mr. Singh alleged that the TMC government was “unleashing a reign of terror before the civic polls and it is a TMC’s ploy to capture all seats without allowing opposition parties to contest.”
“Terror has no place in democracy. The administration appears to be worse than it was in the British Raj and the law and order situation is in favour of the ruling party alone. People will give a befitting reply in the election,” Mr. Singh said.
“Our leaders and workers were terrorised, attacked and beaten up badly at various places while campaigning for polls. Police even refused to register an FIR in most cases,” Mr. Singh alleged.