Abhishek Banerjee hits out at Suvendu Adhikari; calls him asymptomatic COVID-19 patient
First Published Dec 28, 2020, 9:56 AM IST
Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday (December 27) said that Suvendu Adhikari is an asymptomatic COVID-19 patient who “betrayed” the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Abhishek Banerjee alleged that Suvendu Adhikari joined the BJP to stop getting hounded by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.
While addressing a rally, Abhishek Banerjee said, “There were some people in the party who were like asymptomatic COVID-19 patients. We are happy to get rid of such viruses who had betrayed the party in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and had been sabotaging the party for the past few months.”
“Those who wish to leave the TMC for selfish reasons are free to do so. If you have the courage, float your own party as Mamata Banerjee did in 1998. She had not joined the BJP or the CPI (M),” he added.
Hitting out at Suvendu Adhikari without taking his name, Banerjee said, “You have raised my name in Narada sting operation. I am not involved in either Narada sting or Saradha scam. If you can prove that I had ever been involved in extortion activities, I will accept any punishment in the court of the people.”
Abhishek Banerjee mocked Suvendu Adhikari for having failed to "convert" his father and two brothers from TMC to BJP.
Banerjee described Adhikari as someone from Purba Medinipur who has brought shame to the district, which is the birthplace of Vidyasagar, by joining hands with "people who vandalised the birthplace of Vidyasagar.