West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjeeon Thursday said that there is no misunderstanding about a pre-poll alliance, saying the people are “very smart” and will unite against the BJP in the coming general elections. The Opposition parties met at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s residence in Delhi and discussed the idea of a national pre-poll alliance.
Pitching for a united Opposition to take on BJP, Mamata said: “In Rajasthan, the Congress is strong, we are not fighting; In MP we are not fighting But where we are strong let us fight. ”
In a veiled attack on PM Modi, she said: “The leader of the country can not divide the people … there are many leaders here.”
She also said that the opposition parties will meet again on February 26 or 27 in Delhi.
“We will take it forward from there She said, “We want to save the nation!”
While speaking to reporters in Delhi, Mamata also reacted to the Saradha chit fund probe. She said chit funds have been functioned since the 1980s. While referring to the accused in the scam, she said, “My government acted against them, set up
commissions, returned Rs 300 cr to poor people We want CBI to return seized property. ”
The chit fund probe recently led to a stalemate between the CBI
and the West Bengal Police when the central probe agency was
stopped by the state police from meeting with Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar. Banerjee held a rally in West
Bengal against the CBI and central government
After the Supreme Court intervened in the matter, Kumar was directed to appear before the CBI and “faithfully” cooperated in the investigation of cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam. Kumar has since appeared before officials of the CBI on multiple occasions