TMC seeks removal of Solicitor General over meeting BJP leader Suvendu, Mehta refutes allegations


New Delhi: The Trinamul Congress on Friday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking the removal of Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta over his meeting with West Bengal Opposition Leader Suvendu Adhikari in Delhi.

The letter, written by TMC MPs Derek O’Brien, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy and Mahua Maitra, stated that the meeting between Adhikari and the solicitor general “reeks of impropriety” as the BJP MLA is an accused in the Narada and Saradha cases where investigations are underway.

According to the letter, the meeting “curiously” took place subsequent to Adhikari’s meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah.

The TMC MPs claimed that Adhikari was accused in various cases of cheating, bribery and illegal gratification, related to Narada and Saradha.

However, Mehta on July 2 refuted Trinamool Congress (TMC) allegations that he met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari.

Confirming that the Bengal BJP leader did, however, come to his house, Mehta said that Adhikari’s visit was unannounced, which is why he could not spare time to meet him.

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