26th January, 2020
The state BJP has accused some Trinamool Congress leaders and state ministers of indulging in corruption. State BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu, referring to the sting operation shown on a Bangla news channel at a press conference at the state party headquarters, said: Trinamool Congress leaders and state ministers are seen taking bribes openly.
To reach these ministers, the news channel has made the TMC leader Rajiv Rai a pawn. In the sting operation, State Fisheries Minister Chandranath Sinha was allegedly seen carrying a bag full of money. Also, Minister of State for Statistics, Planning Implementation and Parliamentary Minister Tapas Rai was allegedly heard talking on the phone.
However, on this issue, Tapas Rai while clarifying that the voice being heard is not his. On the other hand, the stinger claims that he has a record of a sting by many other leaders and ministers, which he will show later. Sayantan Basu was asked that rupees are not seen anywhere in the bag given to the ministers.
In response, Mr. Basu said: Tell the accused what was in the bag they were carrying with such delicacy? Along with this, he investigated the whole matter and sought to find the culprits. He said that in this case, the police arrested Imran Pasha, a sting man.
This proves that the police do not take any action against the bribe-takers. But when someone stings against corrupt people and brings it to the public, he becomes guilty. The person goes behind bars and the criminal gets protection from the government and police.
Significantly, before the 2016 assembly elections, the case of Narada Sting came to light. In the sting of the news portal 'Narada', many ministers and Trinamool MPs of the state were seen allegedly taking bribes on camera to benefit a fake company. This became a big issue in the assembly elections. The investigation of that matter is still going on.
Category: India: Politics