Raising the advocacy over its claim for expulsion of Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta because of his “meeting” with BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, the Trinamool Congress on Saturday stated that it would meet President Ram Nath Kovind to press for the matter. TMC Deputy leader in the Rajya Sabha, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, said that a high-level party spokesperson will meet the President on Monday.
“We had sought time from the honourable President and he has assigned us time on Monday. We will meet him to press for the demand for the expulsion of the SG,” Roy told reporters. As of now, that is the only objective of the proposed meeting, he said.
TMC MPs Derek O’Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy and Mahua Maitra wrote to PM Narendra Modi on Friday, stating that the asserted meeting between Adhikari and Mehta at the latters official house “stinks of impropriety” as the BJP MLA is defamed in the Narada and Saradha cases where investigations are ongoing. The SG is approaching the CBI in the Narada case in the Supreme Coaurt and the high court, besides advising the investigating agency in the Saradha chit fund scam, the TMC leaders said.
Both Adhikari, the leader of the opposition in the West Bengal assembly, and Mehta stated that the BJP leader had appeared at Mehta’s house in Delhi but the SG did not meet him. The TMC has also claimed that all the CCTV video at Mehta’s residence till the time Adhikari was available there be made public to substantiate the claim that no meeting was chaired between the two.