Burdwan, West Bengal:
Hours after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed on Monday that the BJP-led government at the Center is against people who “speak the truth”.
Ms Banerjee claimed that ordinary people are “pained” under the BJP and as a result, several million people, including businessmen, have left the country.
“BJP does what it wants to do… It uses central agencies like CBI and the ED against those who speak the truth,” she said during a program here.
She had filed the same charges several times in the past.
Ms Banerjee, who is also the TMC supremo, said: “Today I saw that a Shiv Sena leader in Maharashtra (Sanjay Rout) has been summoned by the ED. Why will it (BJP) torment ordinary people in this way? Is this the “Several thousands of people and businessmen have left the country in recent years,” she claimed. “You can check this at the passport and visa offices,” she added.
The ED summoned Mr Raut, a Rajya Sabha MP, to his Mumbai office on Tuesday for questioning in a money laundering investigation linked to the redevelopment of a Mumbai ‘chawl’ and other related financial transactions involving his wife and friends.
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