Kolkata: This sting operation may lead to a huge negative impact on Mamata Banerjee and her party Trinamool Congress in upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections.
Just a few weeks ahead of polling in the state, a sting operation carried out by a news website - 'Narada News' - has created a major political controversy.
The website on Monday released a footage of 12 senior leaders of Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress including several MPs, Mayor of Municipal Corporation, ministers and police officials taking cash from the representatives of a fictitious company - Impex Consultancy.
The investigators of Narada News formed the fictitious company and approached several ministers and Trinamool leaders to seek favours for the company.
"Our investigations, spread over two years, laid bare the fact that, far from being transparent, both Mamata’s government as well as her party, the TMC, is run by perhaps the most corrupt elements in the country. What we recorded on camera is shocking… (sic)," claimed Narada News.
"Here almost all leaders of TMC were found willing to flout any rule of the state for a bundle of cash (sic)," Narada News added on its website.
Here is the video of the sting operation:-
West Bengal Assembly elections
Starting from April 4, the voting for the 294 Assembly seats will be held in six phases. The first phase will take place on two dates April 4 and April 11. The second phase (66 seats) on April 17, the third phase (62 seats) on April 21, fourth phase (49 seats) on April 25, fifth phase (53 seats) on April 30, the sixth and the last phase (65 seats) on May 5. The counting of votes will take place on May 19.
NOTE: This sting operation was not done by Zee News or any of its affiliates; we don't vouch for the authenticity of the video.