Kolkata. The ‘pressure’ for Trinamool MP from Nadia’s Krishnanagar Lok Sabha Mahua Moitra is increasing both inside and outside the party. Trinamool has maintained distance from Mahua after being accused of accepting huge amount of money and gifts from an industrialist for asking questions in Parliament.
Accused of taking bribe from businessman Hiranandani
The allegation was further strengthened on Thursday when Mahua and his contacts were admitted in an affidavit signed by Dubai-based entrepreneur Darshan Hiranandani. After this Trinamool made it clear that the party will not get involved in this matter. Party’s state general secretary and spokesperson Kunal Ghosh said that Trinamool will not make any comment on Mahua’s case.
Mamta Banerjee escaped from commenting
The party will not comment on this. Party chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has not commented yet. On the occasion of inauguration of Durga Puja, she has been presenting her views through virtual medium for the last few days, but did not comment even once on Mahua. Party’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee has also not commented. From this it became clear that Trinamool was adopting the path of distancing itself from the allegations against Mahua, but this time Kunal made it clear.
State President Ranjan stepped down with the support of Mahua
Congress Parliamentary Party leader and state president in the Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary has stood in support of Mahua Moitra. Adhir said that I do not think that Mahua Moitra has done anything wrong. MPs will raise questions. But if there is a question of dislike then they will be silenced. This cannot happen in any democratic system.
In the context of state politics, many people think that Adhir standing in support of Mahua is important. However, CPI(M) did not directly stand with Mahua. Party Central Committee member Sujan Chakraborty said that just as Trinamool does not want to allow the opposition to speak in the state, similarly BJP also wants the same in Delhi.
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