Kolkata: Sudipta Sen, key accused in the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, today said he didn't buy any painting of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
"I didn't buy the Chief Minister's painting," Mr Sen told reporters when he was brought to the Shyamal Sen Commission office here for questioning.
He was asked whether he had bought any painting by Ms Banerjee for Rs 1.8 crore.
BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had yesterday alleged that a painting by the Trinamool Congress chief had been sold for a staggering Rs 1.8 crore.
"Your (Mamata) paintings used to be sold for Rs 4 lakh, Rs 8 lakh or Rs 15 lakh, but what is the reason that one of your paintings sold for Rs 1.80 crore. I respect art. But who was the person who bought the painting for Rs 1.80 crore," Mr Modi had said at a rally in Serampore.