Mamata Banerjee will pay tribute to Tapas Paul, says ‘Centre’s pressure claimed so many lives’

Mamata Banerjee will pay tribute to Tapas Paul, says ‘Centre’s pressure claimed so many lives’

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress boss Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the Centre while paying tribute to former party MP Tapas Paul who died in Mumbai on Monday.

“Central government’s stress has claimed so many lives. Three humans died due to this pressure by using the agencies. Sultan Ahmed (former TMC MP), TMC MP Prasun Banerjee’s wife surpassed away and now Tapas Paul,” said Banerjee.

“People are being jailed but central organizations have not been in a position to prove their involvement or conclude what crime they committed. If any individual commits a crime, they have to face action. But we nevertheless don’t understand what crime did Tapas Paul and others commit,” she added.

Paul, who was elected to the Lower House of Parliament from Krishnanagar constituency in 2009 and 2014, handed away following a cardiac arrest in Mumbai. He was once 61.

The last few years of his life have been riddled with controversies. In 2015, Paul was once questioned by using the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Saradha chit fund case. In 2016, the organization arrested him in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam. He was once in custody for 13 months before a courtroom in Odisha gave him bail.

The Bengali actor-politician used to be a board member of Rose Valley Marketing India Ltd and Idea Projects Ltd - two businesses of the crew - for short intervals over two economic years due to the fact 2009.

The Trinamool Congress held the Centre guilty of “mentally torturing” him and pursuing “political vendetta” in opposition to him, a cost rejected as “baseless” by means of the BJP, which stated the actor paid for the “sins” of his celebration who had used him as a scapegoat.

Several top Trinamool leaders have both been jailed or named in the multi-crore Saradha rip-off that has allegedly defrauded millions of human beings - commonly poor - with the aid of promising returns greater than what banks offer.