Mamata takes swipe at media for carrying Saradha ads

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 22:00

Nalhati: Dismissive of allegations of links of her party leaders with the Saradha chit fund scheme that defrauded lakhs in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday warned that the media which carried its advertisements would be legally proceeded against.

"We are going to take the legal path. We do not do politics by taking money from some," Banerjee told an election rally here in Birbhum district and also took a brief swipe at CPI(M).

Without taking names, she said, "There is a big media house I know. Big conspirators. I am not opening my mouth as of now.

"You have done publicity for chit funds by taking out full advertisements in your newspaper. You will do business from advertisements and accuse Trinamool of taking money. Trinamool Congress prefers death than taking money," she said.

"Target the party which is poor and worship others. Worship CPI(M), worship Congress and BJP. People will not worship you," she said.

"If I get an opportunity I will see that those who took advertisements come under the the law which exists against chit fund companies," she said.

Stating that those making allegations should produce proof, she said, "There is a limit to telling lies. Every day lies are told about us. Some channels right from the morning tell lies."

She said that such allegations were being made against her party because she had always protested against price rise and increase in the price of petrol and gas.

"That is why the game is on among BJP, Congress and two or one channels against me," she claimed, adding that nothing was being said about BJP "spending thousands of crores" and the Congress "squandering money" in defence deals.

She said that after the Lok Saba elections, an exhibition would be held here to expose those spreading canards.

First Published: Friday, April 18, 2014 - 22:00
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