The All India Trinamool Congress has written a letter to Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the removal of Tushar Mehta from the post of Solicitor General under the accusation that he has been holding repeated meetings with Suvendu Adhikari who is a Bharatiya Janata Party leader and a prime accused in the cases of Narada controversy and the infamous Sharada chit fund scam. Mehta has however submitted that the BJP leader did come to his residence cum office unannounced but he did not meet him.
Mehta has stated that the leader did come to meet him at around 03:00 PM, IST in the afternoon but he was already busy in a pre-scheduled meeting and therefore failed to meet him immediately. He had requested him to wait in the waiting section of his office via his staff and they had offered him a cup of tea. After the meeting got over, Mehta conveyed to Adhikari that he was unable to meet him and apologized for the fact that he had to wait for so long.
In the letter submitted by Derek O’Brien, Mahua Moitra, and Sukhendu Sekhar Roy, it has been written that the Solicitor General is the second most important law officer in India after the Attorney General of the country. He must advise the state as well as the central government in various important issues, legal concerns as well as the functioning of all the organs of the government. If he holds regular meetings with the accused people in such grave cases and that too the ones that are so influential already, it will naturally raise various questions in the minds of people. The questions are regarding the integrity of the respectable position that he holds and the transparency that he is obliged to maintain with the citizens of this nation. Relying upon trusted sources and evident news reports, tweets, and information, the writers of this complaint have found out that there are already rumors circulating among the general public regarding the nature of these meetings between Tushar Mehta and Suvendu Adhikari. There are possibilities of the Solicitor General giving undue favors that might unlawfully benefit the BJP leader in the prosecution of the cases, according to the speculations. Such talks about a person holding a position of high prestige and honor in a democratic country are completely undesirable. Therefore, the removal of Tushar Mehta from the position of the Solicitor General of India has been requested.