C Times, 27th June 2017, Agartala
TMC heavyweight MLA Sudip Roy Barman held a press conference at TMC Bhavan on Tuesday slamming the state govt. for its involvement in Rose Valley scam.
The waves of Rose Valley scam have diverted their direction from West Bengal to Tripura and have just begun to engulf the big fishes of the state who are involved in the scam. For the first time in the history of the politics of Tripura a woman minister of the state is served a notice by the CBI in connection with a chit fund scam and is going to be grilled on 29th June. This day will be remembered as a black day in the history of the left regime as well as the state said, Sudip Barman.
Sri Barman also added that the rose valley scam in Tripura flourished under the encouragement and shelter of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. He influenced the 14 lakh people (those were cheated by the company) to invest in the company as he was frequently seen inaugurating rose valley functions and offices. Manik Sarkar was also handed in glove with many owners and senior officials of chit fund companies.
Sri Barman also shared a media report on a recent event at Rabindra Bhavan on the eve of Lenin’s birthday showing Manik Sarkar’s comment on Rose Valley company that he is unaware of this chit fund company.
Sri Barman said “How this is possible when the CM himself was present at various programmes of Rose Valley…….Manik Sarkar is a blatant liar”
Sri Barman also reminded of an incident way back in 2013 when various scams shook the entire state of West Bengal and just after the 2013 assembly polls in Tripura, as per instructions of the Tripura govt. the DM and SDM Sadar suddenly ordered an enquiry into the chit fund companies of the state. Why was the step not taken earlier and why was it so hurriedly taken just after the polls? Some media reports also hinted that a few hundred crores were donated by the chit fund companies to the party fund for the elections of 2013 and just after winning the elections the left govt. pulled back their support.
Heavyweight MLA Sudip Barman also advised the state govt. to take necessary steps to improve the education system of the state. He also expressed his concern over the future of the 10323 teachers and asked the state govt. to come clean on the issue and clarify all doubts that are bothering the teachers. Also, selection of candidates for the newly announced 13000 posts should be fair and unbiased.
Sri Barman also severely criticised the state govt. for banning the most popular Bengali daily “Pratibadi kalam” on Sunday and demanded the immediate resignation of CM Manik Sarkar.
Some opposition leaders also hinted that a few hundred crores were donated by the chit fund companies to the party fund for the elections of 2013 and just after winning the elections the left govt. pulled back their support. Now all the monetary transactions and those involved will be brought to limelight after the CBI interrogation on 29th June.