NEW DELHI: The Leader of Opposition in the Bengal assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday met Union home minister Amit Shah.
The meeting came against the backdrop of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) tightening its noose around prominent Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee in the multi-crore SSC Recruitment Scam.
Sources told The New Indian that Adhikari briefed the home minister about the arrest of former Bengal minister Chatterjee and other political developments in West Bengal.
“It’s an honour for me to meet Union home minister Amit Shah for 45 minutes at his office in Parliament. I briefed him on how the Bengal government is completely mired in corrupt activities such as the Teachers’ recruitment scam. I also requested him to implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) at the earliest,” Adhikari said after the meeting.
The ED arrested Partha Chatterjee on July 23 in the teachers’ recruitment scam in West Bengal.
ED had recovered over ₹50 crores in cash from the houses of Partha’s close aide Arpita Mukherjee. Mukherjee is also in ED custody.
On July 28, Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee sacked Chatterjee from the cabinet and also removed him from all the posts in the party. Chatterjee was general secretary of the party for over two decades.
BJP, meanwhile, is demanding the resignation of CM Mamata Banerjee.
In a damage control exercise, TMC general secretary Abhishekh Banerjee has been meeting the victims of the scam.