Central agencies threatening TMC leaders, asking them to join BJP: Mamata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday alleged that central agencies are threatening TMC leaders and elected representatives with prison term in chit fund scam cases, if they don't join the BJP. Addressing the Martyrs' Day rally here, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief accused the saffron party of luring TMC MLAs with money and other perks.
The chief minister, speaking at her first major political rally after the Lok Sabha polls, also said the party will launch a statewide protest on 26 July, demanding return of black money "siphoned off" by the BJP. "Central agencies are threatening our leaders and elected representatives over chit fund scams, asking them to get in touch with the BJP leaders or face prison," Banerjee said.
"The BJP is offering 2 crore and a petrol pump to our MLAs to switch over... Just like in Karnataka, the BJP is indulging in horse trading everywhere. It is trying to replicate this model here, too," she alleged.