Faced with statewide protests out of doors residences of some of its leaders over the problem of “cut money,” the TMC on Sunday accused the media of misreporting current interactions among Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the elected representatives of the celebration.
It stated, “ninety-nine.Ninety-nine in step with cent” of celebration functionaries were difficult-running and dedicated to paintings for the benefit of the people.
TMC leaders at the municipal and panchayat tiers have been dealing with public ire within the districts of Birbhum, Cooch Behar, Jalpaiguri, Burdwan, Malda, Purulia, Nadia, West Midnapore, and Bankura.
“A positive section of media is misreporting at the lately-held interactions between the chairperson of the Trinamool Congress (Mamata) with celebration functionaries and the elected representatives,” TMC well-known secretary Partha Chatterjee said in a declaration.
“The chairperson reiterated her advice for them to work tirelessly for the welfare of the human beings and make sure that all budget allocated for public welfare schemes are utilized in the maximum productive way possible,” Chatterjee said.
The leader alleged that a few human beings from exceptional political events have been sullying the name of the TMC by way of indulging in corruption and unfair practices, including that they could be dealt with significantly.
Chatterjee said only a few members from panchayats and municipalities had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party due to their “ulterior reasons and vested hobbies”. “They have completed this with the desire that their misdeeds and crimes might be washed away,” he stated.
TMC Rajya Sabha MP Santanu Sen, too, has lately faced allegations of seeking “reduce cash” from a realtor in north Kolkata. Sen has denied the accusation as “baseless and politically-influenced” to malign his recognition.
Banerjee had warned celebration leaders that those worried in taking “reduce cash” from government schemes and other corrupt practices would be positioned in the back of bars.
“Our celebration supremo has warned us against getting concerned in corruption and instructed us to return cut money if we had taken any from the humans. She has instructed us if all people is determined in search of reduce money to provide benefits from government schemes, she or he will be arrested,” a senior TMC leader said.
At a recent assembly with TMC councilors, Banerjee had stated: “I do now not want to keep thieves in my birthday party. If I take motion, they’ll join some different birthday celebration. Some leaders are claiming a 25-per cent fee for providing housing grants to the poor. This should forestall at once. Return the cash if any of you have got taken it.”
Her diktat did no longer cross down well with the rank and file of the birthday party as several councilors and birthday celebration leaders wondered the directive.
“It’s a sort of insult. If we had taken any cut money, then we had also given a primary chew of it to pinnacle birthday celebration leaders. What about that? Will, additionally they return that money?” asked a senior TMC leader from Nadia district.
Trinamool Congress MP Satabdi Roy said Banerjee ought to have initiated measures to forestall the exercise a good deal in advance.
“A man or woman who has taken reduce cash immediately is simplest the the front man. There are others who’re behind him. They have additionally taken their proportion. So the cash has to be returned consistent with this chain,” Roy had said.
The BJP, Congress and the CPI(M) had mocked the ruling party over the protests and said the “corruption of TMC leaders” was now out in the open.
“It became a famous open secret that the TMC seeks to reduce money and commission. Now, the hundreds are protesting in opposition to it,” BJP country president Dilip Ghosh said.
Congress state president Somen Mitra demanded that all the TMC leaders, which includes elected representatives, ought to make public the amount of property they have.