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How far Amit Shah’s promise to send Tripura CPI-M Chit Fund scamsters in Jail after BJP comes in power ? No action against CBI grilled Assam’s tainted Minister in Sarada and Louis Berger Corruption case since he joined BJP
TIWN Jan 8, 2018
How far Amit Shah’s promise to send Tripura CPI-M Chit Fund scamsters in Jail after BJP comes in power ? No action against CBI grilled Assam’s tainted Minister in Sarada and Louis Berger Corruption case since he joined BJP
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AGARTALA, Jan 8 (TIWN): BJP National President Amit Shah even though challenged to send all culprits in jail of 25 yrs of regime after BJP comes in power, but Shah almost refused to give a clean chit to Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on alleged corruption charges faced by him. Talking on Rose Valley issue, Shah said, ““Don’t think CPI-M has not done anything for Tripura, but in 25 years it has done Rose Valley Chit Fund like biggest financial scams and all scamsters will go in jail once BJP comes in power". But when Shah was mentioning about sending every culprits in jail but for Assasm Sarada scamster Himanta Biswa, he had no word.

After Biswa Sarma’s BJP joining, Amit Shah was asked by Assam media persons to give his stand on Sarada chit fund row with Himanata, but Shah said, "I said all charges of corruption will be probed. Without probe how can I give a clean chit? Everyone will be probed?.

Later when asked if Sarma, who was last year declared as the key accused in the Louis Berger bribery case in a BJP document before joining the party, was corrupt or not according to him, Shah said, "I will not reply to this. This is not the way to put a question."  Later, Mediapersons told Shah that while it was his choice to answer or not a question, he cannot chastise or teach journalists how to put questions. 

Gauhati High Court has directed CBI to Take Over Louis Berger Corruption Case and slams the state CID for loose investigation. Possibility of Biswa Sarma's downfall is much as it was BJP who created an 11-page booklet on the allegations of corruption in the case, where Himanta Biswa Sarma was in charge as powerful Congress leader in Gogoi's era.

While Sarma, on August 29, 2015, jumped ship to the BJP, the Tarun Gogoi government, on August 7 that year, asked the state CID to register a case.

Earlier, the Central Bureau of Investigation examined former minister and leader of the dissident Congress camp in Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, for eight hours in connection with multi-crore Saradha scam. CBI had raided his house and a news channel owned by his wife in Guwahati in August. He is accused of receiving Rs 20 lakh per month from Saradha boss Sudipta Sen, for helping him run his business in Assam, without hassles. 

The erstwhile Congress government in Assam came under huge political pressure from the BJP to act on the allegations in the run-up to the then assembly polls. Since the Gauhati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) project was reportedly decided by the Gauhati Development Department, whose minister then was the powerful Congress leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP took a public stand against him in an 11-page booklet on the allegations of corruption in the case.

On January 8, ahead of Amit Shah's arrival in Tripura, Congress President Birjit Sinha has raised question, "During Congress era at Assam, CBI had targeted Himanta Biswa Sarma in Sarada chit fund scam, but after he joined BJP, why CBI is not grilling him ? What's the reason behind CBI's dwell behaviour ?"

Addressing a press meet, Sinha said, "When BJP claims about CBI's neutrality, should we know the reason behind CBI's silence with Himanta's case ? But when he was in Congress CBI interrogated him for more than once".

“They only  talk about CBI’s coming but nothing came fooling people”, added Sihna.

Thus question remains, how far BJP will fulfill its promise to send scamsters in jail after coming in power as there was not even a flower-stick hit upon Himanta Biswa Sarma.

 

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