New Delhi, April 27: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday sought an explanation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Parliament over the Saradha chit fund scam. They cited the letters written by Union Congress minister from West Bengal. Abu Hasehen Khan Chowdhury, to Singh defending the Saradha Group. Party MP Derek O'Brien asked why didn't the prime minister take any step despite receiving the letters from Chowdhury. Other TMC MPs also joined the anti-Congress chorus.
The TMC also sought resignation of Chowdhury besides targetting wife of Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Nalini, who was also allegedly involved in the scam. A long letter written by the owner of the Saradha Group, Sudipta Sen, had alleged that the lawyer wife of a Union minister was involved with his group's dealings.
But although the TMC desperately tried to turn the gun at the Congress-led UPA, it also found itself at the receiving end before the parliamentary session had begun. Left leaders like Sitaram Yechury and Gurudas Dasgupta and others began protesting against Mamata Banerjee's TMC government and demanded immediate compensation for those went suffered huge loss in the scam and also to conduct a CBI inquiry into the issue.
Yechury said a Left delegation from Bengal will join them in New Delhi next week and they will meet the President and prime minister to demand a CBI inquiry into the Saradha fiasco.
The Saradha scam has exposed a number of parties at the same time and each of them are trying to target others to save their face at the moment.