Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Tuesday, visited the residence of her nephew and TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee.
The visit came shortly before the CBI questioning of the latter’s wife – Rujira – in connection with the alleged coal scam. Banerjee left the TMC leader’s residence after a brief visit.
The unscheduled visit is being viewed as the assertion of her support to the TMC leader ahead of the West Bengal elections. The CBI officials reached Abhishek Banerjee’s residence within moments after Banerjee left the place. The team left by about 1.30 pm after completing the questioning.
Moments after Mamata Banerjee’s convoy left, a CBI team of around seven-eight officers arrived to question Abhishek Banerjee’s wife Rujira Banerjee.
Rujira Banerjee wrote to the CBI yesterday that she was “unaware of the reason of questioning” but said she as ready for questioning today.
“Though I am unaware of the reason for me being called for questioning or the subject matter of the investigation, you may visit my residence as per your convenience between 11 AM and 3 PM tomorrow, i.e. 23 February, 2021,” she wrote.