BJP harassing opposition parties: Mamata

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP of using government agencies to harass opposition parties in the country.

Banerjee’s outburst on Twitter came on a sat the Central Bureau of Investigation registered a case against former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda in connection with alleged irregularities in land allocation.

Alleging that the saffron outfit was carrying out “political vendetta”, she said nobody was being spared and also asked whether the BJP was scared or desperate.

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“So political vendetta continues. BJP and its ‘allies’ comprising multiple government agencies harassing all allies of Opposition from Kolkata to Delhi and beyond, she said in a tweet.

“From @yadavakhilesh to Behen Mayawati Ji, nobody is spared. From north to south. From east to west. Political vendetta by BJP. Are they scared ? Are they desperate ?, she asked.

The CBI on Friday registered a fresh case against Hooda and several others in connection with the alleged irregularities in allotting over 1,417 acres of land during 2009-12 in Gurugram and carried out raids at over 20 places in Haryana, Delhi and Punjab.

Pointing to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Banerjee said: “One headless agency has now become spineless BJP!”

A high-level committee, consisting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge held an inconclusive meeting on Thursday to decide on the new CBI Director after the government removed Alok Verma as its chief. Nageswara Rao is currently the interim CBI Director.

Also on Thursday, the CBI arrested Bengal film producer Shrikant Mohta, considered close to Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress, in connection with the multi-crore rupee rupee Rose Valley Chit Fund scam from the eastern metropolis.


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