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TMC MPs target BJP's Amit Shah over his alleged links with Sahara group

Dec 01, 2014 12:29 PM IST Politics Politics
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New Delhi: The war of words continue between the Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party as both the parties are not missing a chance to target the other. The stand off between the two parties once again played out in Parliament on Monday as TMC MPs held protest outside the House demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe in the alleged links of BJP President Amit Shah with the Sahara group.

TMC MPs stormed the well of the House in Rajya Sabha and shouted slogans in Lok Sabha as well. They demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and suspension of the question hour in the Upper House.

TMC leader Derek O'Brien flashed a red diary in Rajya Sabha saying "it was recovered during raids in Sahara premises that has names of NM and Amit Shah".

TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said, "There was a diary found during the Sahara probe in which BJP President Amit Shah's name appears. We have asked for the question hour to be suspended. We want the Prime Minister to give an explanation on this."

The government was quick to hit back and said that the TMC was making allegations for political gains. "There is no truth in such allegations. No such diary was recovered. The TMC is making allegations for political gains," Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said.

Another BJP MP Chandan Mitra said, "The TMC is disturbed by the successful rally that was held by Amit Shah in Bengal yesterday. This diary has no basis at all."

The TMC's renewed attack on the government was the fallout of BJP President Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata on Sunday, where he accused TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of using the money from the Saradha scam to fund the terrorists responsible for the Burdwan blast.

Mamata Banerjee will also hold a rally in Kolkata on Monday to counter Amit Shah.