Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, who appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday in connection with the Bengal school jobs scam, hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by alleging that “those who can’t fight politically are using agencies.”
He also questioned the central agency’s decision to summon him on Wednesday, the day of the opposition bloc INDIA’s meeting in Delhi. He said that the “ED could have called him on September 12 or 15”, allowing him to join the INDIA bloc meeting.
“It has been proven that the BJP is targeting the TMC, which plays a role in opposition unity. They want to stop TMC at any cost,” the General Secretary of Mamata Banerjee’s party said.
Abhishek Banerjee further questioned the “credibility of these organisations” and asked why no actions have been taken in cases where BJP leaders stand accused.
“The CBI enquiry into the Narada scam has been ongoing for 7 years without any outcome. Those who joined the BJP don’t receive summonses,” he said, adding that those who are seen taking money on camera are never called by investigation agencies.
He also alleged that central government agencies like ED and CBI “first identify the culprits and then decide on the crime.”
Banerjee further said, “They harass us when elections come,” and urged his party members “to stay united in this fight.” He also alleged that the “BJP, in the name of a double-engine government, is looting the country”.
Banerjee was questioned by the agency officials from 11:30 am to 8:40 pm on Wednesday in connection with the agency’s probe into the alleged school jobs scam in West Bengal. Banerjee said he cooperated with ED officials and requested the agency to submit my statement before the court tomorrow.
Abhishek Banerjee is one of the members of the coordination committee of the opposition bloc INDIA.