My Spine Is Not For Sale: Trinamool Congress Leader Abhishek Banerjee
Senior Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday held a roadshow at Ghatal in Purba Medinipur district, considered a stronghold of turncoat Suvendu Adhikari, and said that his spine is not for sale like "some other people".
Mr Adhikari, once considered a close aide of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, joined the BJP in December last year.
Without naming Mr Adhikari, Mr Banerjee described him as a betrayer who "brought disgrace" to Medinipur, the birthplace of freedom fighters like Khudiram Bose and Matangini Hazra.
"You cannot scare me by using the CBI and the ED. I will continue to speak out against injustice and the hate politics of the BJP. My spine is not for sale like some other people who had crossed over to save skin, to stop raids," the Diamond Harbour MP said.
A CBI team on February 23 visited the residence of the TMC youth wing president and examined his wife Rujira in connection with a coal pilferage case. The agency also examined Rujira's sister Menaka Gambhir on the previous day on the same matter.