Trinamool Congress on Wednesday alleged that a “clandestine nexus” between Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resisted the security agencies to investigate corruptions by Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) in Tripura.
TMC MLA and former Leader of Opposition in Tripura Assembly Sudip Roy Burman and party’s state unit president Asish Saha claimed that despite alerting the Sarkar government that chit fund companies and NBFCs were cheating depositors, the Sarkar government did not take any action as the leaders of the ruling CPI(M) were directly dealing with those companies.
“It is clear that there is a clandestine nexus between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Manik Sarkar as a result of which the Prime Minister did not take any action against chit fund groups,” Burman claimed during a press conference here.
“We demand that the Centre engage ED (Enforcement Directorate) and CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) to investigate all matters against chit fund companies which have been referred to by the state government,” he said adding, the arrest of TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay in Kolkata by the CBI was “politically motivated”.
They alleged that Sarkar himself inaugurated the Rose Valley amusement park here in 2008 and that park was still open as the government did not take any action.
Burman alleged that though the state government wrote to the CBI for investigating against 27 cases on May 12, 2013, the name of Rose Valley group was not included.
Later, on May 27, 2013, the state government again requested the CBI to take up 10 more cases, where the name of Rose Valley group was included, but very meagre amount was shown as a result of which CBI did not accept the cases, he claimed.
He claimed that he had requested the PM in April, 2015 to send a CBI team to investigate the activities of NBFCs in Tripura which Modi had acknowledged with the receipt of the letter, but did not take any action against any chit fund group in the state, alleging that Modi government was employing double standards.