- 2 Trinamool Congress leaders arrested for alleged links to ponzi scheme
- Arrests are payback for our campaign against notes ban: Mamata Banerjee
- BJP office in Kolkata attacked, 12 seriously hurt, says BJP
"The police looked the other way as our office was attacked," said BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh, blaming Ms Banerjee's ruling party for the vandalism.
After the attack, Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF was deployed outside the BJP office.
The CBI is investigating the unregulated financial investment schemes that were run by Rose Valley - a Bengal conglomerate with interests in real estate and entertainment. The case, filed two years ago, accuses Rose Valley of stealing nearly 17,000 crores from investors.
Within parliament and in street protests in cities like Lucknow and Patna, Ms Banerjee has led the opposition's attack on the PM's abrupt decision to ban high-denomination notes. Ms Banerjee says demonetisation, declared with the intent of cracking down on black money and tax evaders, and the ensuing cash shortage, has left millions of poor people unable to earn or access their savings in an economy nearly entirely dependent on cash, especially in rural areas, where banks are few and tough to access.
The Trinamool Congress is holding an emergency meeting after Mr Bandyopadhyay's arrests and plans to launch protests tomorrow.
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