Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched a scathing attack on the BJP for its "malicious attempts to malign" the name of Missionaries of Charity.
This comes after names of two members of Ranchi unit of the Missionaries of Charity have been "dragged" into the controversy involving the sale of babies. As the investigation heats up, Banerjee stepped in to stick up for the Mother Teresa-founded NGO.
On Thursday, the Chief Minister, who is at present in North Bengal, tweeted: "Mother Teresa herself set up Missionaries of Charity. And now they are also not being spared. Malicious attempts to malign their name."
Raising her voice against the action, Banerjee further stated in her tweet: "The Sisters are being targeted. #BJP want to spare no one."
She condemned the move and maintained: "Highly condemnable. Let MOC continue to do their work for the poorest of the poor."
The Chief Minister has always raised her voice against "anti-people" moves of the BJP government and over and again, slammed it for its "communal" and at the same time "vendetta" politics.
It was on May 22 that Banerjee extended her support for the Archbishop of Delhi, Anil Couto after he wrote a letter stating that "we are witnessing a turbulent political atmosphere which poses a threat to the democratic principles enshrined in our Constitution and the secular fabric of our nation."
In this connection, Banerjee had stated: "We have great regard and respect for all communities, caste and creed. We have high regards for all the archbishops of the country. I think it is correct what they have said."
Banerjee also tweeted on Thursday in connection with the Income Tax Department's raids on Wednesday that were conducted at multiple premises of a hospital group at Rewari in Haryana, which belongs to Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav's sisters and seized cash of around Rs 22 lakh. Banerjee tweeted: "2019 elections are coming. #BJP using the agencies to silence Opposition voices and openly doing political vendetta. Strongly condemn the IT raid on @_YogendraYadav Ji's family."
It may be recalled that Banerjee had attacked the BJP for its vendetta politics when Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was arrested after he had raised his voice against demonetisation.