Soon after his discharge from hospital, West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Wednesday said there was no ground on which the CBI could arrest him or "cause harassment" since he had not taken a "single paisa" from the Saradha Group.
Facing flak from the opposition for trying to evade questioning by the CBI in the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, state Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Sunday said he will face CBI questioning within the next few days.
The director of the state-run SSKM hospital, where West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was served with a CBI summons for interrogation in the Saradha case was admitted, said on Saturday that he cannot say if Mitra could withstand the rigour of questioning.
West Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee, Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose and Congress leader Somen Mitra Friday appeared before the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.
With the CBI summoning West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, the opposition BJP and the Congress Wednesday said more names from the ruling party would be interrogated in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam.
Claiming that efforts are being made to malign Trinamool Congress in the Saradha scam, senior party leader Subrata Mukherjee on Wednesday defended his colleague Madan Mitra, who has been summoned by CBI, saying it does not prove anyone guilty.
After days of lying low since allegation surfaced about his association with the tainted Saradha group, West Bengal transport minister Madan Mitra on Tuesday came out in self-defence, claiming he had not done anything wrong.
The transport strike across West Bengal called by six trade unions including CITU and INTUC on Friday failed to make much impact as majority of the buses and other vehicles operated as usual while taxis remained off the roads for the second consecutive day.
With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship on Friday with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state.
Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh Thursday dragged the names of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra as well as party Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose and his father in the Saradha case in a city court amidst loud protests by a section of lawyers.
The three-day strike by private bus and minibus operators in West Bengal, which was to begin from June 25 demanding a fare hike, has been called off after a meeting between state transport minister Madan Mitra and the leaders of the owners` association.
West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra Thursday batted for former India captain Sourav Ganguly to take over as the country`s cricket board chief, hours after the Supreme Court proposed cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar as its interim president replacing incumbent N. Srinivasan.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly would be the `best person` to take over BCCI president following the Supreme Court`s observation on Mudgal Committee report on IPL spot-fixing scandal, West Bengal Sports minister Madan Mitra said today.
West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Friday said that the words `no refusal` would have to be inscribed on the bodies of all meter taxis in the metropolis, where refusal of passengers for various reasons by drivers is a common problem.