Mamata Banerjee On Robert Vadra Questioning: "Opposition Stands Together"

Mamata Banerjee On Robert Vadra Questioning: "Opposition Stands Together"

Mamata Banerjee On Robert Vadra Questioning: "Opposition Stands Together"

New Delhi: Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of Bengal today stood by her new resolution of a closer cooperation with the Congress, which is facing Bhartiya Janata Party's attack after party chief Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law Robert Vadra was questioned by the authorities in a money laundering case. 

Ms Banerjee, when asked about the questioning, brushed it off and said, "There is no serious case, nothing, just sending the notice casually to everybody. So we stand together, we are united." This move is by the Bengal Chief Minister is seen as a reciprocation to the Congress support earlier this week.

"They (centre) are doing it deliberately ahead of the polls," Ms Banerjee added.

However. the ties between Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Trinamool Congress Chief Ms Banerjee were seen as lukewarm, Mr Gandhi, had dialled Kolkata when Ms Banerjee declared a sit-in protest against the Centre after what she called the "misuse" of the CBI.

The officials of the CBI had knocked on Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's doors, on Sunday,  to question him on "missing evidence" in the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases. The CBI officers were blocked by the local police and detained. The confrontation led to Ms Banerjee's three-day protest where she received support from several opposition leaders, including Aam Aadmi Party's Arvind Kejriwal, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, BSP leader Mayawati and RJD's Tejashwi Yadav.

The Centre was accused by the opposition of using central agencies for "political vendetta".

The Congress President's brother-in-law and businessman, Robert Vadra was questioned for over four hours in a case involving purchase of a series of properties in the UK. The businessman, Mr Vadra, who is also the son-in-law of Congress leader and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, has said he is being subjected to "unwarranted, unjustified and malicious criminal prosecution" for political reasons.