Kolkata, Feb 6 : On the interrogation of Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra by the Enforcement Directorate, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Modi government is deliberately sending notices to all the opposition party leaders ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
“All the opposition parties are united. They (the Centre) are doing it deliberately, now, at the time of elections. There is no serious case, nothing. Not even a case of cheating,” Banerjee said when asked about interrogation of Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s brother-in-law Robert Vadra by the Enforcement Directorate.
Banerjee, who has agreed for a closer cooperation with the Congress, said, “They sent a notice casually to everybody. This is a larger conspiracy. We stand together. We will complain to the Election Commission against such a trend.”
Vadra, on Wednesday, appeared before the ED four days after a Delhi court ordered him to join the investigation relating to the ownership of 1.9 million pounds of undisclosed assets abroad, allegedly belonging to him. He was accompanied by his wife and Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
On Sunday, the Central Bureau of Investigation officials reached Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s residence to question him on “missing evidence” in the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases. However, they were blocked by the local police and detained. The confrontation led to Banerjee’s three-day protest where she received support from several opposition leaders.