KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday hit the streets to protest the arrest of her minister Madan Mitra in the Saradha scam, and wondered if Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be arrested for the Sahara scandal as he was photographed with the Sahara group chief who is now behind bars.
A red diary was obtained after raiding the Sahara office. It had several big names. Empty vessels make more noise. There are images of the Prime Minister with the Sahara chief (Subrata Roy). Should we arrest the Prime Minister? Banerjee asked, as she led a demonstration protesting against the arrest of Bengal transport and sports minister Mitra.
There are images of several CPM leaders with chit fund owners. If an image is a proof of criminal conspiracy, then the Prime Minister should be arrested for the Sahara scam, Banerjee said, in a reference to video footage of Saradha group programmes where Mitra was seen praising purported graft mastermind Sudipto Sen.
Attacking the BJP, Banerjee said: “The BJP knows it cannot fight Trinamool politically. They are using the CBI to counter us. Common people have hit the streets today to protest against the politics of vendetta by the BJP.”