AGARTALA, Jan 9: Fince minister of Tripura, Bhanu Lal Saha has made it clear that it is not possible for the State government to take responsibility of returning money of nearly 14-lakh depositors laundered by the chit fund organisations. He was responding to a privet member’s resolution on this issue in the state assembly. The resolution was moved by Jitendra Sarkar of the Congress has proposed that the State government should take appropriate step to ensure the return of the depositors money. However, the CPI (M) member Samir Deb Sarkar moved an amendment saying that the matter should be referred to the Centre and the enforcement directorate. The resolution was passed unimously as the Congress members walked out to protest against the treasury benches ‘motivated move’.
The opposition members alleged that the state government cannot avoid responsibility as the ministers themselves campaigned in favour of various chit funds. MLA Ratan Lal th reminded the Chief Minister about his assurance in the house that he will not let the depositors to be duped.
Leader of the opposition Sudip Roy Barman and other opposition members accused that the State government is trying to save these chit funds as a independent investigation will reveal CPI (M) members patronized and helped to flourish the chit funds in this State.