New Delhi, Dec 3: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee hit back at the BJP on Wednesday after the BJP government contradicted party president Amit Shah's claims that money from the Saradha chit fund scam was used for the blast in Burdwan in October. [Modi govt contradicts Amit Shah on Saradha-terror link]
"I never speak without evidence. I know my boundaries," Times Now quoted Banerjee as saying.
Earlier, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh said in a written statement in the Lok Sabha that the investigations so far have not confirmed that the scam money was transferred to Bangladesh to sponsor terror activities.
On November 30, Shah said in a speech in Kolkata that Saradha's money was used for the explosions in Burdwan.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has been holding protests of difference kind against the BJP government outside the Parliament over the past few days, sought an apology from the BJP president. TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee accused Shah as a bogus person who speaks lies and stokes riots. Another MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay said Shah is uninformed and should tender an apology for his remarks.
BJP spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh, who is also in charge of West Bengal, defended Shah saying his views were based on newspaper reports and there was nothing to feel embarrass about.
The Left Front said the entire episode suggested that the BJP and TMC had an understanding between them, which the BJP rubbished.
On Tuesday, Banerjee alleged that the BJP and Left had a deal between them in the wake of the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Sarkar.