Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee On Monday she said she does not support corruption and does not think that the “responsible are given life imprisonment” after the arrest of state minister Partha Chatterjee in a reference to an alleged college job scam.
Talking to reporters, he said, “We have our entire religion in the judiciary. There should be a time frame within which the reality and the court’s decision should emerge. If anyone is held responsible, he should be punished. Get to Together will also take action. However, I condemn the malicious campaign against me.”
Regarding Arpita Mukherjee, Partha Chatterjee’s “closed aide” in the Enforcement Directorate’s handling of at least 12 shell companies, the chief minister said, “The facts should come out within a time limit. If the reality is established then I will Don’t think if those responsible are given life imprisonment.”
The TMC supremo condemned the “malicious campaign” against him by the BJP after he shared a video in which he was seen interacting with Arpita Mukherjee and said that the Trinamool Congress has nothing to do with her.
Banerjee demanded why the opposition was using her picture. “I’m going to a puja, how do I know if the organizer calls someone on stage?” he mentioned. He said, ‘Get Together has nothing to do with that girl and neither do I know her. I go to many shows, if someone clicks with me, is it my fault? He added.
The Chief Minister further said, “If anyone has been involved in wrongdoing, none of us will interfere, no matter how harsh a decision he takes. We will not help him.”
Accusing the BJP of using central agencies to ‘break’ the TMC-led government, Banerjee said, “The BJP is wrong if it thinks it will break my party by using businesses.”
Banerjee condemned the political developments to accuse the entire TMC party of being corrupt due to the alleged actions of the training minister. “I used to believe that politics is sacrifice. But let’s say, are all students in a college the same? Totally different individuals. I can’t help with any unhealthy work or any corruption.” he mentioned.
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Chatterjee, who is currently the Minister of Industry and Parliamentary Affairs in the Mamata Banerjee government, was remanded in ED custody till Monday by a trial court in Kolkata. He was arrested by the ED on Saturday in connection with its probe into irregularities in the recruitment drive by the College Service Fee (SSC), which allegedly took place when he was the state’s training minister.
Meanwhile, Partha Chatterjee was taken to Odisha by the Enforcement Directorate in an air ambulance and admitted to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar as per the route of the Calcutta High Court.
A metropolitan court on Sunday sent Mukherjee to one-day ED custody after he was arrested after a marathon questioning at his residence where cash worth Rs 22 crore was found and other valuables allegedly belonging to a central company. were recovered by the authorities.