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Will Manik quit to save himself from MGNREGA Scam ignominy, asks opposition : Statewide Scams continue
Will Manik quit to save himself from MGNREGA Scam ignominy, asks opposition : Statewide Scams continue
PHOTO : Bimal Chakraborty produced before the Court at Bishalgarh on Oct 27. TIWN File Photo

AGARTALA, Nov 28 (TIWN): With several close associates of Tripura CM getting exposed in involvement of multiple scams, the opposition parties wondering if a beleaguered Chief Minister Manik Sarkar would resign to save himself from ignominy. Manik Sarkar is known as a most "micro managing Chief Minister" in Tripura's history, so it can be assumed that he was aware of all these major scams by CMs close associates.

Addressing a party gathering here recently, leader of opposition Sudip Roy Barman urged party activists to capitalize the situation when the CPIM is on backfoot. 

"The CPIM and Manik Sarkar is struggling to cope with the involvement of its leaders in the multiple scams. " he said taking a jibe on Manik Sarkar and CPIM.

Chief Minister Manik Sarkar's close aide and family friend BDO Bimal Chakraborty is currently behind bars for his alleged complicity in the Rs. 50 crore MGNREGA scam. 

Chief Minister's another close man, Debananda Dam, owner of tainted Gyan Bichitra Publication involved in Book Scams regarding CM and Chief Secretary S.K.Panda's book publishing by misusing Central Govts' RMSA funds.

Trinamul Congress and main opposition Congress Party filed PIL in Tripura High Court demanding CBI investigation but Manik led Govt is trying their best to skirt CBI investigation.

Major scams unearthed so far in Left Front ruled Tripura (List will continue to be much longer) : 

1) Looting of Rs 50 crore from MGNREGA fund in which Comrade BDO Bimal Chakraborty, who is the brother of DYFI state Secretary Amal Chakraborty, is the prime accused

2) Rs 40 crore scam on NRHM in Kailashahar
3) Rs 90 crore scam in NH44 construction ( alleged that the construction agreement was given to BRO in Rs 90 crore but it can be completed in Rs 10 crore. Obviously the lions share of this money went to the party in power)
4) Rs 20 crore scam in Rupaichhari R D Block 
5) Rs 25 crore scam in Teliamura R D Department 
6) Rs 35 crore scam in Kailashahar Horticulture Department 
7) Rs 15 crore scam in Agri Superintendent Office at Mohanpur( regarding the buying & distribution of potato seeds).Bijoy Roy, Store Keeper has been suspended
8) Rs 3 crore scam in Bamboo Project( jungle cutting) in Kadamtala
9) Rs 5 crore scam involved in the construction of Kadamtala Hospital
10) Rs 2 crore scam in Tripura Apex Fishery( purchasing of dry fish, limestone, fish food)
11) Rs 2 crore scam in purchase of watermelons plants
12 Rs 1. crore looting in Melaghar R D Block's Golden Jubilee Celebration
13) Rs 1.82crore scam in Melaghar R D Block( Assement Year 2011-12)
14) 1.27 crore scam in Udaipur Municipal Council
15) Rs 5 crore RMSA scam
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