Coal Scam Case: BJP Questions Abhishek Banerjee
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 22, Feb 2021, 19:22 pm IST | UPDATED: 22, Feb 2021, 19:38 pm IST
West Bengal is facing the soaring temperature ahead of the Assembly Elections as BJP has again targetted TMC heavyweight Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee. This time BJP Leaders have not launched an attack directly on the TMC MP but have raised questions on the nationality of Abhishek Banerjee's wife. Rujira Narula who has already been summoned by the Central Bureau Of Investigation in an alleged coal scam is now being targetted by the Bhartiya Janata Party leaders raising questions on her nationality. BJP leader Arjun Singh took to Twitter and shared a video where Abhishek Banerjee is being seen admitting that 'from the last 34 years she is holding a Thai passport'. Arjun Singh accused Rujira Narula that since she is involved in the scam she has been falsely claiming her nationality as Indian on paper. After sharing the tweet Arjun Singh spoke exclusively to ABP News and claimed that why Rubira is hiding her nationality When Abhishek Banerjee has himself claimed that she holds a Thai passport. He also claimed that the name of Rubira's father mentioned in her PIO card is different from what is written in the document. According to a Hindustan Times report, Rubira Narula was issued a Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) card on January 8, 2010 by the Indian Embassy in Bangkok. The PIO card was converted into an OCI card on November 8, 2017, by the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) in Kolkata. While the PIO card mentioned her father as Niphon Naroola, her marriage certificate which was submitted as a supporting document for converting from PIO to OCI status mentioned her father's name as Gursharan Singh Ahuja. Abhishek and Rujira got married on February 3, 2013. The document shared by BJP Leader Arjun Singh also shows her father's name as Gursharan Singh Ahuja. Arjun Singh further claimed that Rubira Banerjee is involved in the coal scam, with her sister Maneka Gambhir and the 'black money' is being transferred to her Thailand account which is now being investigated by the CBI.