After MPs arrest, TMC stages protests in Kolkata and Delhi
A day after CBI arrested Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam, TMC workers on Wednesday staged protest outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence in Delhi.
TMC leaders including Kalyan Banerjee and Saugata Roy were reportedly detained by police and held in Tughlaq Road Police Station in the national capital.
Meanwhile, TMC ministers and senior leaders participated in protest rallies across the state against the arrest of Sudip Bandyopadhyay.
Sudip Bandopadhyay is the second TMC MP to be arrested following the arrest of actor-turned-politician Tapas Paul on last Friday. Sudip was earlier summoned by CBI two times in December 2016.
Reacting to the arrest of TMC MP Sudip Bandopadhyay, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee earlier slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using government agencies against those who raised voice against demonetisation.
“I just can’t think that Sudip Bandopadhyay, who is our party’s leader in the Lok Sabha will be arrested. I also have information that Modi wants to arrest many other TMC leaders like Abhishek Banerjee, Sovan Chatterjee (city mayor) and Firhad Hakim (minister),” Mamata was quoted by saying The Indian Express.
“I am shocked, but not scared. Let him arrest all of us. I openly challenge him to arrest me. Let me see his guts. He may silence others, but not me. He can’t suppress our voice,” she added.
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