Kolkata: Senior BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday claimed that he will soon submit documents to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) containing details of disproportionate assets of 100 TMC leaders. The ruling Trinamool Congress, however, termed the allegations as baseless and politically motivated. The official said he would visit the ED office in the city on Saturday and submit the documents to the central agency.
The Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly claimed, “A few days back, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had claimed that 99 per cent workers of the party are honest. But, I have documents to prove that almost 99 per cent TMC leaders are corrupt. Huh.”
“On Saturday, I will hand over those documents to the ED officials and request them to initiate investigation. The entire TMC is engulfed in corruption,” he alleged.
Responding to his comments, senior TMC leader Tapas Ray said that the officer has a habit of making baseless allegations. “Let him prove his claims. After the BJP’s failed Nabanna campaign (march to the secretariat), he is adopting new tactics to stay relevant,” Ray said.
The TMC’s state general said, “The officer had joined the BJP in late 2020. As a part of the Trinamool, he was in charge of several important departments of the state government. If there is any such allegation, he is equally responsible for it.” are responsible.” Secretary Kunal Ghosh said.
The allegations of disproportionate assets against TMC leaders have started doing the rounds after a PIL was filed in the Calcutta High Court regarding the rapid rise in the assets of relatives of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in recent years. Banerjee had called the allegations a “politically motivated campaign to defame me”.