Sandeshkhali (WB), Dec 30: A Trinamool Congress MP today cautioned that if West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was arrested by the CBI in the Saradha chit-fund scam, the state would be on fire, claiming that she had no role in the scam.
"Mamata Banerjee is not only the 'agnikanya' of West Bengal, but of India also. If she is touched or arrested then Bengal will be on fire. In that fire lot of people will die," MP Idris Ali said at a meeting here in North 24-Parganas district.
Asserting that even Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot handle the 'agnikanya' of West Bengal, he said that it was not a small thing that Trinamool got so many seats in the last Lok Sabha polls.
The MP claimed that neither the Trinamool Congress nor Banerjee had any role in the Saradha scam. "People will not accept it if anyone tries to defame her," the party leader said.
West Bengal transport minister Madan Mitra and two party MPs Kunal Ghosh and Srinjoy Bose have been arrested by the CBI in the multi-crore chit-fund scam.