Senior Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Banyopadhyay hospitalised

Trinamool Congress lawmaker Sudip Bandyopadhyay

Senior Trinamool Congress leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay, whom the CBI arrested over his alleged involvement in the Rose Valley ponzi scheme, has been admitted to a hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack after he complained of chest pain on Friday.

“I am admitted in SCB hospital as I have been suffering from pancreas situs since 2015. But I am 200 per cent fit mentally,” Mr Banyopadhyay said.

An official told that Mr Bandyopadhyay was initially taken to the Capital Hospital and then he was moved to the SCB Medical College and Hospital. Mr Bandyopadhyay, who is the Lok Sabha parliamentarian from Kolkata Uttar constituency, was also undergoing treatment at the Jharpara special jail’s hospital in Bhubaneswar since 12 June.

Mr Banyopadhyay alleged that the Bhartiy Janata Party was trying to decimate himself as well as his party Trinamool Congress for stringently opposing PM Modi led central government’s demonetisation move.

The Lok Sabha MP told reporters, “For the first time in my 45-year political career, they are trying to tarnish my image.”

After the arrest of senior TMC leaders Mr Bandyopadhyay and Mr Paul, the Trinamool Congress intensified its protests against the BJP as well as accused the Centre of vendetta politics. Mamata Banerjee led party also demanded the arrest of Union Minister and famous playback singer Babul Supriyo in the Rose Valley scam.