The House saw BJP, Congress and Left making a common cause to target the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on the issue, even as Mamata Banerjee's party claimed that the charges were a political conspiracy ahead of the West Bengal polls.
Heated exchanges were witnessed between Trinamool Congress and Left members after Mohd Salim of the CPI(M) raised the issue during Zero Hour and was followed by BJP's SS Ahluwalia and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Congress) slammed the TMC and sought a probe.
They referred to the telecast of a sting purportedly showing several TMC leaders accepting money to help a fictitious private firm and demanded action against them, recalling that Parliament had expelled 11 members facing similar charges few years ago.

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