West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) would protest if the CBI-BJP probe into the Birbhum killings was carried out as directed. “I still think there is a conspiracy behind the Rampurhat incident. The CBI has taken charge, it is a good decision, but if they only follow the BJP’s instructions, we are ready to protest, “the chief minister said.
I still think there is a conspiracy behind the Rampurhat incident. CBI has taken charge, it is a good decision, but if they only follow BJP’s instructions, we are ready to protest: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/2eFC4jbSRi– ANI (ANI) March 27, 2022
The ruling TMC has accused the BJP of trying to influence the CBI probe into the Bagtui village killings in Birbhum. The saffron team, on the other hand, complained that the TMC had lost all credibility since the March 22 incident where eight of the victims were women and children.
“The BJP has forgotten the killings in Gujarat a few years back. It is now crocodile crying for the Bagatui incident, for which immediate action has already been taken. We reiterate that the state government is committed to ensuring justice for the victims irrespective of their political affiliation. “Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the area within two days of the incident and met the families of the victims. We are right about a fair, impartial and speedy CBI investigation. However, in the last one or two days, there are indications that the BJP is trying to influence the central agency’s investigation for its own political interests. We oppose any such move, ”TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh told reporters.
He said the party would “wait and see” how the probe would proceed in the next few days before deciding on the future response of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). “We are cooperating with the CBI in all possible ways,” Ghosh said
BJP state spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya alleged that the state’s ruling party had “lost all credibility and acceptability” after the Bagatui incident and declined to comment on the TMC’s allegations.
(With PTI input)
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