Kolkata, Mar 30: In West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress has set a target of all 42 seats for its cadres. On the other hand, the BJP which has been making inroads in the state says it is confident of winning 27 seats. In the 2009 elections, the BJP had won one seat in Bengal and by 2014, it had bettered its tally by another seat.
However the BJP would see a positive in the fact that it bettered its vote share from 6.1 per cent in 2009 to 16.8 per cent in 2014.
Back in the month of January 2017, the residence of BJP leader Krishna Bhattacharya in Uttarapura was bombed by workers of the Trinamool Congress. The same month TMC workers had attacked the BJP’s office in Kolkata.
Fresh evidence has been shared with the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the Narada Sting case in which a host of Trinamool Congress leaders are allegedly involved. We have with us now clinching electronic evidence, CBI sources say. A sting operation was conducted in which several TMC leaders are seen taking bribe in exchange for favours.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday maintained that the Narada sting operation would be probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Following the order of the Calcutta high court which ordered the CBI probe, the West Bengal government, which is in the eye of the storm following this sting, moved the Supreme Court.
Kolkata, Jan 9: It is not just the Trinamool Congress leaders, but even those in the CPI(M) are under the scanner of Central Bureau of Invetsigation (CBI) in connection with the Rose Valley scam. The CBI has enough evidence to suggest that leaders of the CPI(M) too had helped prime accused Gautam Kundu in the scam.
CBI sources tell OneIndia that a lot of evidence and information has come their way. There are nine TMC leaders, who are under our scanner, and they will be summoned for questioning soon.
The back-to-back arrests of Trinamool Congress MPs Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Tapas Pal have put the focus back on the Rose Valley scam which according to the Central Bureau of Investigation is worth around Rs 15,000 crore.
West Bengal and the TMC have been hit by two major scams, Saradha and Rose Valley. “In comparison, the Rose Valley is much bigger than Saradha,” a CBI officer informed OneIndia.
The Trinamool Congress has cried foul after its two MPs Sudip Bandyopadhyay and Tapas Pal were arrested for their alleged links to the Rose Valley scam. Following the arrest of prime accused Gautam Kundu in 2015, officials of both the Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation questioned him in which he revealed about a meeting he had with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
This was the second time that such an allegation was being made about Mamata. First it was Kunal Ghosh arrested in connection with the Saradha scam who said that Mamata had met with Sudipta Sen at Deolo. He sought a probe into the meeting between Sen, the prime accused in the Saradha scam and Mamata.