On Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the interrogation of Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Rahul Gandhi, and Maureen (Mr. Vadra’s mother) by the ED (Enforcement Directorate) for a probe into an alleged land scam “is nothing but political vendetta ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.”
Mr. Vadra is the son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Maureen appeared before the investigating agency in Jaipur in having a connection with a money laundering case– a separate case from the one he was interrogating about over successive days in the National Capital, Delhi.
The Bengal Chief Minister was speaking to reporters at Kolkata Airport. She was on her way to Delhi where she is scheduled to take part in a mega opposition rally convened by AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) today.
CM Banerjee claims that “they (BJP) are doing it everywhere, this (questioning by ED) is nothing but political vendetta ahead of Lok Sabha polls. (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi is aware that he is not coming back to power after the elections.”
“Within 15 days we will go for polls (elections will be announced). This government has passed its expiry date,” said Mamata Banerjee, who is one of the significant figures in the anti-BJP movement before the 2019 General Elections.
On January 19, CM Banerjee had organized a mega opposition rally in Kolkata at the Brigade Parade Ground and had called for a removal of Modi-led NDA government.