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Opposition demands removal of "tainted" WB ministers

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Opposition parties in today welcomed the Calcutta High order on Narada sting operation and demanded immediate removal of "tainted" ministers from the state Cabinet.

"We welcome the verdict of the honourable The state and had tried to hush up the matter by misusing the police administration. We demand that the tainted ministers should be immediately removed from the cabinet and the TMC MPs purportedly seen taking money in the video should resign," secretary Rahul Sinha said.

Leader of opposition Abdul Mannan said, "I would like to ask the Chief Minister whether she would help in conducting the investigation or again hit the streets on this issue. The TMC which claims to be a symbol of honesty has turned into a symbol of corruption."

CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra too welcomed the court's order but hoped that the "political match fixing" between TMC and would not halt the progress of the investigation.

"We welcome the High verdict to conduct inquiry on the #NaradaString. The TMC-nexus must not be an impediment to conduct proper enquiry," he tweeted.

The Narada sting tapes, which were released before the 2016 Assembly elections, had shown some persons resembling TMC leaders including ministers taking money.

The Calcutta High Court today ordered a preliminary inquiry by the into the Narada sting operation.

The division bench noted that a report by the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Chandigarh, had said that the tapes were not tampered with.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 15:42 IST