West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress party had got the show-cause notice of Income Tax department.
The notice was issued in connection with alleged irregularities in its audit reports regarding expenses during the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. Prominent leaders of the ruling party in West Bengal have been questioned or arrested in connection with alleged multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, Narada sting case and Rose Valley Chit Fund scam.
Trinamool Congress had fielded candidates from Kurukshetra and Rohtak seats in Haryana in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. It has been learned that the party had even opened its office in Chandigarh in June 2012.
The office was inaugurated by senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy. He was accompanied by the party’s Rajya Sabha MP and industrialist K D Singh. Notably, Singh was given charge of the party’s affairs in Punjab and Haryana.
This development is likely causing political slugfest between Mamta Banerjee and BJP. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) also had received a ‘similar’ show cause notice, the report says.