Even as Congress President Rahul Gandhi extended Twitter-based ‘shoulder to shoulder’ support to West Bengal Chief Minister against CBI probe in Saradha chit fund scam, Congress leaders have continued to attack Mamata and TMC leaders over the scam. While Bengal Congress has ruled out any possibility of an alliance with TMC, Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury yesterday attacked Bengal Chief Minister in the Parliament and said that the TMC has looted people.
During a discussion on a bill to crack down unregulated schemes and chit funds, Chowdhary accused Mamata of being complicit in the Saradha scam. “Several lakhs of people were looted,” said Chowdhury.
This has not gone down too well with Mamata Banerjee, who was also in Delhi for another ‘United Opposition’ protest by chief ministers of other states like Delhi and Telangana. Banerjee, who later crossed paths with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi tried to save the situation and said, “We are accusing each other, but we are friends.” However, a very visibly livid Mamata Banerjee was not buying it. “I will remember,” Mamata said.