While addressing a rally in Kolkata, BJP president Amit Shah alleged that the money from the Saradha chit fund scam was used in the 2 October Burdwan blast, which the National Investigation Agency unearthed as one of the modules for planning terror attacks in Bangladesh.
During his speech outside Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, Shah alleged that TMC leaders are involved in the Burdwan blast and the party is trying to protect the terrorists behind it.
"The investigations of the Burdwan Blast and Saradha Scam are going to cross each other's paths. There are reports that money from the Saradha scam was used in the Burdwan blasts," IBNLive quoted Shah as saying.
"When the NIA is investigating the Burdwan case, Mamata is playing vote-bank politics. She is protecting Bangladeshi infiltrators. She needs to remember that she is the CM of Bengal and not Bangladesh," Shah said.
Shah is visiting West Bengal's capital to mark BJP's Uthhan Diwas (Day of Rising). However, in his speech, Shah targeted All India Trinamool Congress, which is facing a probe in connection with the chit fund scam by the Saradha Group in West Bengal.
During his entire speech, Shah targeted the West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee, by using the Saradha scam and Burdwan blast against the party. He claimed that Mamata was trying to save those accused in it.
"Didi says CBI has framed TMC leaders. I challenge her to say that those interrogated by CBI are innocent. It is clear that Trinamool leaders are involved in the chit fund scam. ... You are now trying to save those who were involved in chit fund scam," Shah said.
Over a million depositors lost their money when the investment scheme – Ponzi – collapsed in 2013. The Saradha Group had collected millions under the scheme before the collapse. After several investigations through different agencies, the Supreme Court in 2014 handed over the case to CBI.