Onus of returning money to Saradha victims on CBI: Mamata
Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said now that the Supreme Court ordered CBI probe into Saradha case, the onus of returning the people's money was with the CBI and the Centre.
Alleging that a 'match fixing game' was going on among the Congress, BJP and the CPI(M), she also said since law and order was a state subject, nobody would be able to touch anybody without the permission of the state Government.
Addressing an election rally in support of party candidate Indranil Sen from Baharampur constituency, Ms Banerjee said CBI, which had been asked to probe the scam, failed in the Netai massacre case while the Centre took no action to stop the operation of all chit funds.
"The Netai issue was being investigated by the CBI. But they failed to nab the criminals. Our CID caught them. Was the Central Government sleeping? What action did it take against chit funds? After we came to power, the owner of chit fund got arrested. The Centre is not even giving its assent to our anti chit fund Bill,' Ms Banerjee said.
"Now the onus for returning money to the people is on the CBI and the Centre," she said.
"Law and order is State Subject. No one can touch a single person in our State without our permission. Some people want to divide the people of Bengal. They should be arrested and sent to jail. Do not support match-fixing. CPI(M)-Congress-BJP are playing fixed matches," she added.
Ms Banerjee alleged that the Congress, the leader of the ruling UPA at the Centre had a 'secret understanding' with the CPI(M) and both of them were responsible for the rise of the BJP.
"The Trinamool is on the people's side, but the Congress supports corruption, the BJP stands for riots and CPI(M) has destroyed Bengal," Ms Banerjee said.
"I generated one lakh jobs as Railway Minister. These days some junior ministers of the Railways behave like the Prime Minister. And then we have some PM candidates. It is like fixing the date of marriage of a baby even before it is born," she said.
(Posted on 10-05-2014)