CPI-M seeks answers from Modi on Saradha, Narada

Kolkata, March 27 (IANS) Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the CPI-M on Sunday accused the BJP of shielding West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress in the Saradha scam and the recent bribery scandal.

Referring to a sting operation by Narada News where several Trinamool leaders were purportedly caught accepting bribe, Communist Party of India-Marxist’s (CPI-M) West Bengal secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra wondered why Modi wasn’t sending the footage to the Rajya Sabha ethics committee.

On a day when Modi campaigned in Kharagpur of West Midnapore district for the West Bengal assembly polls, Mishra in a series of tweets, hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool for forging a tacit understanding.

“Who is stopping the prime minister to send the Narada sting to the Rajya Sabha ethics committee? PM’s party is trying to shield Trinamool, that’s evident & clear. Setting,” said Mishra.

“Why the CBI slowed down Saradha investigation? Who protected West Bengal chief minister and top TMC leaders? PM is silent in election meeting in Bengal.

“Why the influential ones behind the Saradha cam could not be identified even in two years? Is the BJP-TMC match fixing the reason? The PM must answer,” said Mishra referring to the multi-crore chit fund scam in which several of Trinamool leaders were interrogated/arrested for their alleged complicity.

With Modi in his address calling the people of Bengal to vote for BJP, Mishra asserted: “Let killers of Gandhi & worshippers of Godse be busy in establishing busts of Nathuram!! Bengal vows not to let an inch of it to them.”

He also sought to know the outcome of National Investigation Agency (NIA) probe in the Khagragarh blast in Burdwan district in which Bangladeshi militant outfit was found to be involved.

“Why did it take 7 days to order a NIA probe into d Khagragarh blasts? What is the Aoutcome of d NIA probe? The PM should answer,” he posted.

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