Mamata Banerjee today opened up about her minister Partha Chatterjee’s arrest. In an appearance with media she said, “I don’t support corruption or any wrongdoing.” Bengal CM seemed to distance herself from the Trinamool Congress leader arrest that happened two days back.
However, Mamta framed opposition for this saying, “BJP is wrong if it thinks it can break my party using agencies.”
Partha Chatterjee, the Bengal Industries Minister, who is seen as one of closest ally of Mamta was arrested on Saturday on money-laundering charges. Linked to a school jobs scam through SSC. He was framed by ED for making allegedly illegal appointments of schoolteachers and staff in government-run schools when he was Education Minister.
ED has put raid on Partha’s close aid Arpita Mukherjee residential premises on Friday where they found a whopping ₹21 crore. She was soon arrested and was brought to Special Court in Kolkata on Monday.
“If anyone is found guilty, he or she must be punished, but I condemn any malicious campaign against me. The truth must come out, but within a time-frame,” Mamata Banerjee said to Media.
Besides, ED has carried out simultaneous 20 raids in the state. Which includes the houses of former advisor of the West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) Shanti Prasad Sinha. Ex-president of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education Kalyanmoy Ganguly and nine others, the official announced.