Withdraw PM’s control over CBI, demands TMC

Saugata Roy alleged CBI, on instigation of those in power has launched an assault on Bengal government.

By: Express News Service | Abuja/ New Delhi, | Updated: December 16, 2014 2:14 pm
TMC MPs protest outside Parliament House. TMC MPs protest outside Parliament House.

Alleging that the BJP-led government at the Centre was misusing the CBI in the Saradha scam probe, the Trinamool Congress demanded in Lok Sabha that the agency’s control be withdrawn from the Prime Minister and handed over to the Lokpal. In Rajya Sabha, TMC’s Derek O’Brien alleged that a BJP leader is “writing the script for CBI”. The name was expunged as the person is not a House member.

Replying to O’Brien, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said: “There is no question of the government or any leader being involved in what the CBI is doing. The case he is referring to is being monitored by the Supreme Court”.

In Lok Sabha, TMC leader Saugata Roy said when the BJP was in the opposition, it referred to the CBI as “Congress Bureau of Investigation”.

“Now, CBI, on the instigation of those in power and the president of the ruling party, has launched an assault on the Bengal government. They are trying to subjugate the state government by arresting (a) TMC leader (Madan Mitra),” said Roy. He added that the control over the CBI should be withdrawn from the PM and given to the Lokpal.

Responding, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said, “Madam, he has made a comment about my party president…I totally condemn it. Secondly, a legal battle cannot be substituted by a political battle. If someone is aggrieved by legal action, other avenues are available”.

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  1. prakash gotimukul
    Dec 16, 2014 at 1:38 am
    What is the big fuss if a minister is arrested. The Sahara tycoon is in jail for a similar fraud but no body is agitating?? Political cl want to be one above the people and want to be treated seperately. They forget that they are in parliament bcs of peoples votes and are not kings/queens
    1. B
      Dec 17, 2014 at 12:55 am
      CBI shall only investigate elements who has links to scam and will not decide who is guilty. Point to discuss is why TMC ministers are rooted to scam. If you are not corrupt you will come clean, do not make political chaos.
      1. J
        Dec 20, 2014 at 5:43 pm
        CBI should be"APOLITICAL"
        1. S
          S K
          Dec 16, 2014 at 7:14 am
          TMC is becoming like Congis---not ready to learn any lesson.
          1. I
            Dec 16, 2014 at 7:23 am
            First withdraw the Islamist control over Mamata and think for the nation like nationalist. Stop the demographic changes and bring some potion control over muslims potions.
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