On being questioned if he has been expelled, Ritabrata clarified that he has not been informed by the party yet. He said, “there were allegations against me and a commission was formed, headed by Mohammed Salim. There were allegations about personal relations.” He added, “I feel the conspiracy that is going on around me, Mohammed Salim is one of the conspirators”
On being questioned about who is killing the RSS workers. Ritabrata Banerjee said, “I do not know who is killing the RSS, but human being are being killed. There is a fight between the RSS and the Left.” He added, “How can the government of Kerala wash its hands off the killings? I believe that anywhere where there are political killings, the government cannot wash off its hands.The government has to answer to its people.”
Lastly, he said, “After this interview, I fear for my life. I have to write to the Central Government for my security.”
On speaking to Republic TV’s Editor-in-chief, Ritabrata admitted that he conducted a sting operation on his party and has held onto the tapes. He said, “Obviously I have to reveal it.”
“This Apple Watch and Mont Blanc pen are two of the reasons they're telling I've been 'sacked”, Ritabrata Banerjee said during the explosive episode of Nation Wants To Know. “Actually, the problem is not with the Apple Watch or Mont Blanc pen, the problem is with the individual. Most, except one CPI(M) MP uses Apple products. The problem is with me”
Merely three years ago, Ritabrata Banerjee was the youngest MP when he was appointed in the Rajya Sabha. He admits that in a closed door meeting of the CPI(M), it was categorically announced that no CPI(M) will be allowed inside Republic TV.
Everyone knows within CPI(M) there's a fight between Sitaram Yechury and Prakash Karat, he admitted.
During the course of the interview, Ritabrata furnished a letter on live television alleging MPLAD corruption. He also demanded a probe on his party on it.
“The WhatsApp group and the childhood activity around it confirms that there is a decision. I am amazed by how the CPM has not told me.” On being questioned about any formal communication from Karat or Yechury, he said, “I continue to be a CPIM MP.” Enough is enough, he reiterated. He also said, “there's a generation gap and a language gap that CPM has failed to address.”
On being asked if he wanted an investigation against his own party by the Rajya Sabha Vice-Chairman, Ritabrata said, “It is not money, it is public money.” He reiterated, “this is not a question of embarrassment, it is a question of public money.”