Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday for the arrest of two Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs and termed it "vendetta politics".
"This is vendetta politics of Modiji. His message is -- 'agar kisi ne notbandi ke khilaaf bola to chhodenge nahi' (If anyone speaks against note-ban, they won't be spared). Really deplorable," Kejriwal tweeted.
This is vendetta politics of Modi ji. His msg is - Agar kisi ne notbandi ke khilaaf bola to chhodenge nahi. Really deplorable. https://t.co/yPhkzZXm1wâ€” Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 4, 2017
Kejriwal's comments came in response to senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai's tweet that said: "When TMC was backing NDA on GST (Goods and Services Tax), (we) didn't hear a word on chit fund cases; now TMC takes on Centre on demonetisation, two MPs arrested!"
Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was on Tuesday arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Rose Valley Chit Fund scam.
Investigating the ponzi scheme scam, the agency earlier arrested another TMC MP, Tapas Paul, on December 30, for his alleged involvement in the case.
Speaking to media persons on Tuesday, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the Modi government and dubbed the arrest of Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay as "Modi government's vindictive attitude".
"We strongly condemn the politically vindictive attitude of Modi and Amit Shah. They have arrested our Parliamentary Party leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay. He is a veteran politician and senior leader of our party.
"It is all because of our fight against NoteBandi (note ban). We are and will be with the people. Nothing can stop us from being with the people and we will continue with our protest against NoteBandi," she added.