Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from West Bengal, Arjun Singh, on Friday wrote to Governor Jagdeep Dhakhar, alleging state-sponsored conspiracy against him by the Mamata Banerjee-led state government.
Singh, in a letter, also requested to the Governor to direct the state government to initiate a departmental enquiry against Barrackpore Commissioner of Police Ajay Thakur, one of his officers Rajesh Ghosh and other police personnel for allegedly being a part of the conspiracy.
According to him, a team of over 35 police personnel, led by Thakur, allegedly tried to harass him Thursday night.
“The team of police personnel arrived last night and started roaming in and around my office in a suspicious manner. When intercepted by my security officer-in-charge, Thakur stated that he had come to serve notice to Sanjeet and Nitu Singh, who are residents of Jagatdal, as witnesses in a criminal case,” Singh told IANS.
Singh, who was a four-time Trinamool Congress legislator from Bhatpara assembly constituency since 2001, had joined BJP before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He had also won from Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat on a BJP ticket defeating Trinamool heavyweight and former Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi.
The BJP MP said when he demanded the said notice from the Barrackpore Police Commissioner, the latter directed his detective department's sub inspector Rajesh Ghosh to issue the notice.
“In interest of the public, I have decided to become vocal against the wrong doing of the CM, who due to her obdurate and insecure nature, targeted me out of sheer political vengeance,” he said in the letter to the Governor.
He further claimed that under the CM's instruction, the police had lodged more than 75 false and fabricated cases in order to implicate and defame his public image.
A senior Trinamool leader declined to comment on the matter.
“I don't want to comment anything on Arjun Singh. I am not the official spokesperson of Trinamool Congress. But I have heard about his letter to the Governor this morning. I don't feel like commenting on it at all,” party MP Sougata Roy said.