Saradha scam: Amit Shah targets Mamata

Saradha scam: Amit Shah targets Mamata

In a direct attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday said her associates and “stooges” are involved in the Saradha scam, and asked her to quit office if she can’t act against the wrongdoers.

Asserting that the BJP is not afraid of anyone, he said those involved in the scam would be arrested and put behind bars. “You (Mamata) are not protesting against the duping of 17 lakh investors in the Saradha scam and coming down on the streets because your own associates and stooges are involved. We need an answer as to who took away the Saradha scam money. We are not afraid of anyone because our workers are not involved in any scam. Whether it’s Saradha or anything else, we will do the work of arresting and putting the culprits behind bars,” Shah said at a rally in central Kolkata.

Asking Banarjee to rein in her workers and associates allegedly involved in corruption, Shah said, “If you can’t do that, please step down. The BJP will provide good governance in Bengal. The countdown has already started and the people of Bengal will show you the way out in the 2016 Assembly polls,” he said.

With barely two years left for the Assembly elections, the BJP chief left no one in doubt that he has already started a campaign to oust the Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in the state.

“More than 2,000 farmers had lost their land in Nandigram and Singur, and you had gone on fast protesting against that injustice. But in the Saradha scam, more than 17 lakh people of Bengal have lost their deposits. Why don’t you feel like sitting on a fast against this scam? Why aren’t you taking to the roads for those who lost their savings,” Shah asked.

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