Chit fund scam: 'TMC opposing CBI probe out of fear'

Published: 09th May 2013 06:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2013 06:02 PM   |  A+A-


The Congress today said that the West Bengal government was opposing a CBI probe into the chit fund scam for fear that it would reveal information which would prove "dangerous" for it.

"TMC ministers, including the chief minister, are arguing against a CBI inquiry putting forward unreasonable reasons because of fear," WBPCC president Pradip Bhattacharya told reporters here.

"They know if a CBI probe is conducted into the chit fund scam, it will reveal some information which will prove dangerous for them," he remarked.

Opposition Left parties also demanded a CBI probe into the chit fund mess under a court's supervision and a Left delegation today met the Prime Minister and the Union finance minister in Delhi in this regard

Referring to the state government's proposal of a social security scheme, Bhattacharya said, "We have seen private chit fund. We don't want a government chit fund. We are very clear on this. if anybody tries to float it, we will oppose.


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