BJP state chief Sukanta Majumdar said the ruling TMC was “usurping” the resources of West Bengal and “depriving people”. Majumdar’s remarks come days after the arrest of state forest minister Jyoti Priya Mallick in connection with alleged irregularities in ration distribution in the state. Majumdar was speaking during the ‘Amrit Kalash Yatra’ organised by the BJP in the city on Sunday.
Addressing party workers, Majumdar said, “The TMC is usurping the resources of the state and depriving the people. After the arrest of state minister Partha Chatterjee last year, now another minister Jyoti Priya Mallick has been arrested for corruption.” BJP MP Dilip Ghosh said, “If all such ministers land in jail, then where would they hold the next cabinet meeting? It would be held in jail…”