Mamata’s strong defense of party’s Birbhum district president arrested last Thursday in cattle smuggling case, contrary to her reaction to the sacked minister Partha ChatterjeeArrest in school education department allegedly in job scam for cash. Standing in the assembly constituency of Behala West, which Chatterjee has represented without a break since 2001, the CM did not mention him even once, even as he stepped in for Mandal.
“What has Kesto (Mandal’s nickname) done wrong?” Mamta said. “Every time during elections, they put them under house arrest, shielding the real thieves and dacoits. Have you seen what happened after their game was stopped in Jharkhand?
BJP had to leave A state in Eastern India, Where were the ED and CBI when Rs 50 crore to 100 crore were being given to topple the government? The CM also accused the CBI of “leaking information” to give Mandal a “bad name” and “instigating” him at his Bolpur home from where he was picked up. Mamata threatened to launch a “jail bharo” agitation if her party colleagues continued to be targeted.