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Will Mamata Banerjee be able to brush off the Partha Chatterjee scandal?

From the very beginning of the TMC’s rule in the state, senior party leaders – MLAs, MPs and ministers – have been tainted in a series of scandals, such as the Narada videos, which showed party heavyweights accepting huge sums of unaccounted cash, and the Sharada chit-fund scam. Yet the TMC has won election after election under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee

August 03, 2022 / 09:20 AM IST
Will Mamata Banerjee be able to brush off the Partha Chatterjee scandal?

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Partha Chatterjee, senior minister and de facto number two in West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on corruption charges on 23rd July. Investigators seized around Rs 48 crore in cash, jewellery, property deeds worth more than Rs. 100 crores and a large cache of foreign currency from various apartments of Chatterjee’s close associate, model and actress Arpita Mukherjee. The ED’s investigating officers’ primary assumption is that this unaccounted money is linked...

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