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Mamata Banerjee Slams Media Over Malicious Campaign After TMC Minister’s Arrest

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Mamata Banerjee said that anyone who has done a crime should be punished but the agencies should not be used to smear political parties.

Mumbai: After the TMC leader Partha Chatterjee was arrested in connection to a recruitment scam by the ED, the West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday slammed the media for running malicious campaigns against the TMC. Referring to the recent remark made by CJI N.V. Ramana, she too denounced the media trials.

Speaking at a program of Titagarh Wagons she said, “When you run a large institution, mistakes can happen.  If someone has made a mistake and it is legally proven, he must be punished. But I am against any malicious media campaign. The media plays the role of the kangaroo (court).”

She added that anyone who has done a crime and is proven guilty should be punished but the agencies should not be used to smear political parties.

Ms. Banerjee claimed that businessmen, as well as opposition leaders in the center were also “threatened by agencies at the behest of the ruling BJP”.

In an apparent reference to Tuesday’s suspension of 19 opposition Rajya Sabha members, she said: “If you protest anything these days, you will be suspended.” Of the suspended MPs, seven are from Trinamool and six from the DMK. Talking about the 2024 elections, she said, “I can talk about the numbers and where they will come from. However, I am confident that the BJP will not come to power.”

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