TMC to hit streets if Mukul is arrested

Claiming that the accusation of involvement of its leaders in Saradha scam is false, top Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee today said the party would hit the streets if its general secretary Mukul Roy was arrested by CBI in the chit fund case.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 15, 2015, 20:26 PM IST

Kolkata: Claiming that the accusation of involvement of its leaders in Saradha scam is false, top Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee today said the party would hit the streets if its general secretary Mukul Roy was arrested by CBI in the chit fund case.

Apparently targetting the BJP-led government at the Centre, Chatterjee, TMC secretary-general and the state's Education Minister, alleged "attempts were being made to dislodge the government (headed by Mamata Banerjee) by holding out administrative threats).

He alleged that failing to counter Trinamool Congress politically which had stopped "BJP wave" in Bengal in 2014 Lok Sabha election, BJP was indulging in "political vengeance" against the TMC government and the party.

"Let them arrest Mukul and we will also show them by hitting the streets... There is nothing but only false allegations," Chatterjee said while speaking at a rally of the party's trade union body INTTUC.

The rally, which saw INTTUC workers marching from Gandhi statue to Metro Channel in the heart of the city, was organised over BJP's alleged political vendetta against the party leaders.

Chatterjee also alleged CBI was "only harassing" his party leaders and not producing any charge sheet against them while probing the Saradha scam.

"Why charge sheet is not being given as yet?" he said.

"Not only Mukul Roy, we are saying that TMC leaders are harassed... If anybody is guilty he can be chargesheeted but in this case that person has been harassed," Chatterjee said.

TMC leader and Transport Minister Madan Mitra and party mp Srinjoy Bose have been arrested by CBI in connection with the scam.