CPI-M insulting national emblem: Trinamool

April 22nd, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Retaliating to the Communist Party of India-Marxist’s (CPI-M) allegation of using black money in the Bengal polls, the Trinamool Congress Friday claimed the CPI-M had insulted the national emblem by collecting money from the public on coupons bearing the Ashok Chakra.

“We want to show these coupons which they (CPI-M) have used to collect money from the public. The coupons have the Ashok Chakra inscribed on them. They should be immediately arrested for wrongly using the national emblem for their personal gain,” said Trinamool leader Partha Chatterjee, brandishing some of the said coupons.

Trinamool MP Kalyan Banerjee, meanwhile, accused state Housing Minister Gautam Deb of arbitrarily allotting prime plots of land in the satellite township of Rajarhat.

“Gautam Deb has distributed 600 plots of land under the HIDCO (Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd) project without following proper procedures. The allotment was made without any advertising and done after the announcement of poll dates. This is blatant misuse of power.”

“Deb has collected over Rs.200 crore in lieu of these allotments. He is a criminal. He should be immediately arrested,” said Banerjee.

Banerjee also said that if the Trinamool comes to the power, it will probe the matter and the allotments might be cancelled.

The Trinamool leaders also demanded the arrest of CPI-M MP from Bolpur, Ramchandra Dome, who allegedly distributed money to woo voters.

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