TMC women supporters protest outside CBI office for second day

Led by West Bengal law minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, hundreds of women Trinamool Congress workers staged a sit-in outside the CBI office here for the second day on Friday.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 12, 2014, 16:04 PM IST

Kolkata: Led by West Bengal law minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, hundreds of women Trinamool Congress workers staged a sit-in outside the CBI office here for the second day on Friday.

They were protesting against the alleged "politicized nature of investigation" into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam being conducted by the CBI.

The supporters sat in dharna in front of the office at CGO Complex shouting slogans and holding placards.

"We will continue this sit-in everyday for an indefinite period. We condemn the way CBI is being used intentionally and politically to malign our party and party supremo Mamata Banerjee," Bhattacharya told reporters.

Bhattacharya wondered what the central government was doing when the Saradha chit fund company started functioning in the state during the Left regime in 2007-08.

"Now the investigation is being conducted to divert the course of the probe with a political motivation under the influence of BJP government at the Centre. This is nothing but vindictive politics," the minister alleged.

CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty mocked at the TMC's sit-in demonstration outside the CBI office and said they should have demonstrated outside the state secretariat instead.