Naktala Udayan Sangha mulls legal action against BJP's Mukul Roy
Kolkata: South Kolkata's Naktala Udayan Sangha club is mulling legal action against BJP leader Mukul Roy for his statement at a public rally on Friday alleging that the club has got several corporate
sponsorship from chit fund companies like I Core and MPS for organising the Durga Puja.
"We are consulting our legal experts and will take legal action against Roy. I want to make it absolutely clear that this club has never taken advertisement from any chit fund company," general secretary of the club Bappaditya Dasgupta, who is also the councillor of ward 101 said.
Roy had dragged state Education minister Partha Chatterjee in an alleged chit fund scam alleging that Chatterjee is the chairman of Naktala Udayan Sangha that has taken money from the chit fund companies.
Dasgupta further stated that all advertisements of the club come through agencies and they verify the antecedents of such agencies carefully before accepting any advertisements. "Roy is saying such things only for personal attack against Chatterjee as he has spoken against him since he had resigned from Trinamool Congress," a senior member of the club said.
The club stated that after busting of the Saradha chit fund scam in the year 2013 following which a number of chit fund companies came to light, Naktala club like any other club has become extremely alert and careful while accepting advertisement from any corporate company.
A club member, however, stated that before 2013 there was no knowledge among puja committees about chit fund companies and it was not possible for them to ascertain whether any corporate company was linked with any chit fund business.