Kolkata: West Bengal Leader Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that “power” created by way of central businesses and “vendetta politics” resulted in the demise of Trinamool Congress chief and actor Tapas Paul.
Paul, a two-term former MP, died on the age of 61 in Mumbai on Tuesday after a middle assault.
The actor-turned-politician was once an accused within the Rose Valley chit fund rip-off case and was once in prison for over a yr. He was once the emblem ambassador of the Rose Valley staff.
Banerjee, whilst harking back to Paul, additionally alleged that any other TMC chief Sultan Ahmed had additionally died of cardiac arrest as he was once underneath rigidity after being named an accused within the Narada tapes scandal of 2017.
Ahmed, a former Union minister, had died the similar yr.
The spouse of birthday celebration MP Prasun Banerjee, too, was once a sufferer of the Centre’s “vengeful” politics, the TMC supremo claimed.
Prasun Banerjee’s identify had additionally cropped up within the Narada tapes scandal and was once subjected to interrogation by way of each the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI.
“Tapas Paul was once underneath super power from central businesses and was once a sufferer of the Centre’s vendetta politics,” she advised journalists at Rabindra Sadan the place Paul’s mortal stays had been stored for other people to pay homage.
“It’s an premature demise for Tapas Friend. He was once a sufferer of persisted psychological torture by way of a central company and that resulted in his demise,” she alleged.
Praising Paul for his paintings in motion pictures akin to “Dadar Kirti” and “Saheb”, the executive minister mentioned actors and artistes are related to a number of organisations as emblem ambassadors.
“However is that this a fault for which he (Paul) needed to spend multiple yr in prison? Is that this proper? That is natural political vendetta,” she mentioned.
Even charge-sheets in homicide circumstances are filed inside of 3 months, the TMC chief mentioned.
She mentioned the similar was once the case with movie manufacturer Shrikant Mohta and a veteran journalist who were incarcerated for a protracted time.
The CBI had in January ultimate yr arrested famend Bengali movie manufacturer Shrikant Mohta in reference to the Rose Valley chit fund case.