New Delhi: The Trinamool Congress has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove Thushar Mehta from the post of Indian Solicitor General following allegations that he met BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, who is accused in corruption cases being probed by the CBI. However, Thushar Mehta denied the allegations and said that the meeting did not take place without informing the Suvendu authority.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Trinamool Congress MPs alleged that Solicitor General Thushar Mehta had a special interest in meeting with Suvendu Adhikari, the Leader of the Opposition in Bengal. Trinamool MPs also demanded the immediate removal of Thushar Mehta from the post of top advocate in the central government.
The Trinamool Congress has said that the authority is accused in various criminal cases being investigated by the CBI. In many of these cases, the Solicitor General represents the CBI. The MPs said in the letter that the meeting between Thushar Mehta and such a person questioned his suitability for the post.
The letter, signed by MPs Derrick O’Brien, Mahua Moitra and Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, alleged that the meeting was aimed at influencing the cases. She said the Solicitor General’s action was inappropriate and tainted the status quo.
Thushar Mehta, however, denied the allegations. He said the Suvendu official arrived yesterday afternoon without prior notice. As it was a pre-arranged meeting in the chamber, the staff requested him to sit in the waiting room in the office building and offered him a cup of tea. Mehta said Suvendu had informed the authorities through the staff that the meeting would not be possible after the meeting.
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