West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding the removal of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta from the post. TMC leaders Derek O’Brien and Mahua Moitra, in the letter, alleged that Tushar Mehta met Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal Assembly, Shubhendu Adhikari, who is accused in two financial scams – Narada and Saradha.
In this letter, TMC requested the removal of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, saying that it is a conflict of interest (a situation in which the decision of a government official is influenced by his personal interest).
TMC MPs write to PM Modi, requesting him for removal of Tushar Mehtar from the post of Solicitor General of India, calling it a ‘conflict of interest’ in light of a meeting between SG Mehta & BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari
Letter terms Adhikari an accused in various criminal cases pic.twitter.com/8gnu2k2NWH
— ANI (@ANI) July 2, 2021
Here, on these allegations of TMC, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta clarified that Shubhendu came to his house but he did not meet him. He said- “Shubhendu Adhikari came to my residence/office yesterday. I had a pre-scheduled meeting and my staff asked them to wait. After the meeting my staff told him that I was unable to meet. He went back without insisting on meeting me. There is no question of meeting with them. “
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