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Amit Shah’s name in Sahara diary: TMC

Amit Shah’s name in Sahara diary: TMC
Highlights

The Trinamool Congress on Monday staged a protest at the gate of the Parliament building demanding BJP president Amit Shah should be named in the Sahara scam and also raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha.

  • CM refuses to rebut Amit, he is ‘not of her stature’
  • TMC disturbed, conduct unparliamentary:Venkaiah
  • We have an NRI PM, simple CM, says Mamata’s kin
  • Railways drops Mamata's medical college project

New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress on Monday staged a protest at the gate of the Parliament building demanding BJP president Amit Shah should be named in the Sahara scam and also raised the issue in the Rajya Sabha.

Trinamool Congress members alleged that a red diary recovered from Sahara chief Subrata Roy names Amit Shah. Roy was arrested Feb 28 and is still behind bars.
TMC MPs during a protest at the Winter Session of Parliament in New Delhi on Monday
Raising the issue in the upper house as soon as it met for the day, Trinamool member Derek O'Brien demanded a discussion over the Central Bureau of Investigation's investigation against Amit Shah in the Sahara scam.

The members also flashed symbolic red diaries with Sahara written on them.

Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien asked the members to raise the issue after 11.30 am.

However, the other members protested over low procurement price of paddy and cotton corps, the scam issue could not be taken up. At 12 noon, when the house met for question hour, Derek O'Brien again demanded a discussion, saying he has given a notice for suspension of the question hour.

"We want to raise an issue sir, very important issue. Name of Amit Shah appears in a red diary found from the Sahara chief," he said.

BJP on Monday slammed as "unparliamentary" the conduct of Trinamool Congress MPs who waved 'red diaries' in both houses while seeking to target Amit Shah and said Mamata's party was "disturbed and perturbed" by the response Shah's rally got in Kolkata. "They are very worried. They are disturbed and perturbed about the massive response our party president got in Kolkata. That's the reason for this reaction," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said.

Mamata Banerjee has refused to rebut BJP chief Amit Shah on the acerbic attack he made on her at a Kolkata rally, as she reportedly believes he is "not of her stature."

At a counter-rally in the city that she did not attend, her nephew and Trinamool lawmaker Abhishek Banerjee compared her to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, "The PM has become an NRI PM. He has become the foreign minister. Drives in a fancy car. Mamata Banerjee has been working hard. She wears chappals and a cheap saree." Former Railway Minister Mamata 's ambitious proposal of setting up medical colleges across the country has been dropped, Lok Sabha was told on Monday.

Banerjee had announced in the 2009-10 Rail Budget setting up of medical colleges attached to existing railway hospitals through PPP mode to give higher education facilities to children of Railway personnel at 18 locations.

The identified locations were Barasat, Kharagpur, Garden Reach, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bilaspur, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Mysore, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Jodhpur, Dibrugarh, Bhopal, Jammu and Trivandrum.

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