India PM Modi slams Mamata over West Bengal Chief Min Mamata Banerjee recruitment scams

Job Scam. Image Credit: Twitter/BJP

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a veiled attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her government over the alleged scams that took place in various recruitment processes in the state.

Slamming the ‘dynasty parties’ during his address at the ‘National Rozgar Mela’, Modi, an arch-rival of Mamata, said corruption deprives the youth of opportunities.

He said, “The findings from the probe into the ‘cash for jobs’ in particular one state are extremely worrying for the youth. Just like in restaurants, there is a rate card for all government posts in the state! Poor are being looted.”

“Just imagine! There is a rate card for all posts in the state. Moreover, there is a system of cut money in the state. Where will the country’s youth get opportunities?”

Countering Modi, Trinamool Congress national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee tweeted, “Respected PM @narendramodi Ji, Sometimes PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE THEIR OWN ADVICE, Please PRACTISE WHAT YOU PREACH!”

Modi’s remarks came months after former West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with the teacher recruitment scam after a huge sum of money worth Rs. 50 crore was recovered from his aide Arpita Mukherjee’s flats

Not just Chatterjee, (now suspended) ruling Trinamool Congress youth leader Kuntal Ghosh was arrested in connection with the job scam.

Trinamool Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal, a controversial strongman of the ruling party, is also behind the bars in connection with the cattle smuggling case.

Mamata’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, his wife Rujira Narula Banerjee have also been summoned by the probe agencies in connection with the coal scam.

The probe agencies’ actions have kept West Bengal politics on boil in the run up to the July 8 panchayat polls, which will be a test for all parties ahead of the 2024 General Elections.

Sources told IBNS that Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had failed to defeat Mamata-led TMC in 2021 assembly elections, will focus on the corruption issue in its campaign as the country heads to the next Lok Sabha polls.

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