Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee will not attend the first meeting of the Opposition INDIA bloc’s Coordination Committee on Wednesday because the Enforcement Directorate and the CBI do not want him to, according to Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut.
“Today we will go to the meeting. The agenda decided in the Mumbai meeting will be discussed. Everybody is going to attend the meeting except Trinamool Congress. TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee is a member of this committee, he is not attending this meeting because ED and the BJP don’t want him to. The central government does not want Abhishek Banerjee to reach Delhi and participate in the coordination committee meeting of INDIA,” Raut said.
The TMC leader was summoned by the ED for questioning in the school recruitment scam in West Bengal and was seen arriving at the agency’s office in Kolkata this morning.
“He got summoned by the ED today. We will keep his seat vacant and give a message about how the central agencies are torturing the members of INDIA,” Raut said.
Banerjee is allegedly the company’s CEO, according to the ED. The Trinamool leader responded to the ED’s notice by stating that it required him to appear before the organization on September 13, the same day that the Opposition INDIA bloc’s coordination committee is scheduled to meet in Delhi.