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BJP using central agencies to blackmail people: Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA: West Bengal leader minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday alleged that the BJP is "blackmailing" people through the use of central businesses just like the CBI in opposition to them and then getting them into the celebration fold. Banerjee stated she has "great respect" for the CBI and steered it to speed up its probe into robbery of the Nobel medal of Rabindranath Tagore with the similar alacrity with which, she alleged, the agency executes the orders of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP nationwide president Amit Shah.

The Trinamool Congress supremo, used to be talking sooner than finishing her three-day dharna (sit-in protest) on the Metro cinema in the city's Esplanade space in opposition to the CBI's attempt to question Kolkata Police leader Rajeev Kumar in reference to the chit fund scams.

She stated once the people who find themselves being blackmailed through the BJP sign up for the saffron celebration, the circumstances lodged in opposition to them through the central businesses are disregarded.

"Once you join the BJP, then there will be no cases. There will be no CBI, no ED, no I-T (Income Tax Department) against you," she stated.

Banerjee, who came to energy in West Bengal driving the crest of the anti-farmland acquisition wave at Singur and Nandigram, alleged that political vendetta is working at the back of the CBI going slow on its investigations into the Tapasi Malik's dying at Singur and into the Nandigram killings.

Malik, a teen and part of the Trinamool Congress-led Save Farmland Committee, used to be raped and killed at Singur in December 2006 throughout the agitation in opposition to the acquisition of farm land through the government for Tata Motors' small automotive factory.

"Its been a number of years that the Nobel medal has been stolen and you (CBI) are yet to give us any result. I request you to speed up the investigation into it in a manner similar to the one you adopt when it comes to directives by Narendra Modi or Amit Shah," Banerjee stated.

The Nobel medal used to be stolen from Shantiniketan in 2004 and is but to be recovered.

On allegations that Uttar Pradesh leader minister Yogi Adityanath used to be denied permission to land his helicopter for two rallies at Raigunj and Balurghat in West Bengal on Sunday, she stated the BJP seeks permissions for holding rallies and public conferences on the eleventh hour which do not give a lot time to the management.

She stated the BJP applies for permission with out checking whether there's another programme fastened from an earlier time. Once they have carried out they want the permission for it instantly, she added.

Banerjee stated she has no downside with leader ministers of different states visiting West Bengal, but Adityanath should care for his state sooner than occupied with others.

"The chief minister of one state can go to another state for a meeting. But Yogiji must concentrate on his state before thinking about West Bengal," she stated.

Referring to BJP nationwide president Amit Shah's Malda January 22 public assembly in the state, the TMC supremo, with out naming him, stated, "We never objected whilst you (Shah) came here to deal with a rally just after getting out of sanatorium the place you have been treated for swine flu. Swine flu is a vector borne illness.

"Also Ive heard that even BJP employees weren't allowed to go almost about you (Shah)," Banerjee stated and recollected circumstances when she used to be denied accommodation in Maharashtra and Bihar prior to now the place she had long past to participate in rallies.

The leader minister alleged that power is being created on companies to cancel agreements to supply helicopters to Trinamool Congress throughout the impending common elections.

She stated TMC had given advance money for reserving choppers for two events and the company has returned the money in each circumstances.

"Why are they (BJP) so scared ? Of what? This approach they won't be able to prevent me. Such cancellations won't assist BJP as I will be able to stroll or take a cycle. Or I may go browsing - there's the social network and the virtual platform," Banerjee added.

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