KOLKATA:Seventeen Left parties on Monday took out a procession against multi-crore scams like Saradha, Vyapam, and the one involving ‘the BJP’s four women’, and Lalit Modi. Left Front chairman Biman Bose alleged, “The Trinamool Congress is deeply involved in multi-crore chit fund scams like Saradha and Rose Valley. But, because of an understanding (reached)between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CBI probe has been stalled.”
“The BJP’s ‘chaar kanya’ (four daughters)-- Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde-- involved in other multi-crore scams should resign and be probed since two of them are involved in the multi-crore cricket scam by Lalit Modi, who is running away from law and residing abroad with their help,” he alleged.
Leader of Opposition in state Assembly and CPM PolitBuro member Surjyakanta Mishra said, “Why is the CBI not interrogating Mamata, whose involvement in chit fund scams has now (been) proved beyond doubt. How is a man like Madan Mitra, who is in jail still a minister in her Cabinet?”
With West Bengal Assembly elections due next year, the Left parties stepped up their campaign against the TMC on the eve of Mamata’s mega rally in the heart of the city in a bid to turn it into a major poll plank. Since several TMC MPs, Ministers and leaders have been questioned by the CBI and the ED over their alleged involvement in the scams,which led to some 50 lakh people getting duped, the LF is aiming to derive political mileage out of this.