He also asked why the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief was concerned about people ‘charged with wrongdoings’ and said that she should instead be bothered about the victims. (Agencies)
Mamata, whose party is facing the heat in the midst of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal over the Saradha scam, had accused Chidambaram of prodding central agencies to target Trinamool Congress leaders, a few days back.
"Since election has come, you have sent the Enforcement Directorate, Chidambaram babu. I have heard that your wife's name is there in the Saradha complaint. I have seen the FIR copy. Law will take its own course," the West Bengal Chief Minister added.
Replying to questions about Banerjee's charge against his wife, Chidambaram said that this has been clarified eight months ago that she had had appeared as a professional and was advising another woman, who had contemplated business transaction.
He said that the remuneration by his wife for this was received through a cheque.
"The Chief Minister is free to make allegations but why she is concerned about people, who have been charged with wrong doing. CM should be concerned with victims of wrongdoings," the Finance Minister said.
He also dismissed suggestions that he had given any directions in the case. "I do not monitor or give directions in individual cases," he said, adding that an investigation in this particular case is on in the wake of a Kolkata High Court order.
Also, a petition on the issue is pending before the Supreme Court.
He said that if ED had taken any action in the case, it has taken on its own and he was not even briefed on this as he was away for last three weeks.
He also asked why the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief was concerned about people ‘charged with wrongdoings’ and said that she should instead be bothered about the victims.