The Congress and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Tuesday criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not behind the alleged misuse of the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate.
On Monday, Banerjee had said that the Central Bureau of Investigation reports to the home ministry and alleged that some Bharatiya Janata Party leaders were misusing the agencies to serve their interests.
“Every day, leaders of Opposition parties are being threatened by BJP leaders with arrest by CBI and ED,” the chief minister had said. “Should central agencies function this way in the country? I don’t believe that PM Narendra Modi is behind this.”
On September 2, Banerjee had also asserted that all members of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh were “not bad” and that many in the organisation do not support the saffron party, according to The Times of India.
On Tuesday, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused Banerjee of being a “trojan horse” amongst the Opposition, NDTV reported.
Chowdhury said that there was nothing new in Banerjee’s appreciation of the BJP and the RSS, since her party was part of the National Democratic Alliance in the past.
“Mamata is holding out an olive branch to PM [Modi] out of desperation,” Chowdhury said, according to NDTV. “The reason…