Chatterjee slammed the state government for deciding to challenge the Calcutta High Court order handing over the Netaimassacre probe to CBI.
"This government is shameless. It is afraid of facingthe CBI inquiry. If the government so feels that the CPI(M)accused are innocent, then why it is not ready to face the CBIprobe?" he asked.
Without naming the former CPI(M) Rajya Sabha memberSarala Maheswari, whose residence in North Kolkata wasrecently raided by the Income-Tax department, he said, "Theex-MP has been fixed by the CBI for misappropriation of fundsand illegal land dealings."
"Not only West Bengal, the picture is also same inLeft-ruled Kerala. But to our utter surprise, we find that theformer CPI(M) MP is still enjoying patronage of the CPI(M)leaders. It is also to be noted that CPI(M) party officefunctions from the ex-MP''s house," he alleged.
Chatterjee said it was amazing that the CPI(M) had notbeen taking any step to censure the ex-MP.
"It will not be surprising if there are few other namesin the black list, who have ill-gotten money."
The Trinamool leader also alleged that the Frontgovernment had not cared to reply to Railway Minister MamataBanerjee''s query about providing the BPL list in the state"where 2.97 lakh are still outside BPL list".