Kolkata, March 28: Attacking the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CPI(M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra has raised questions over the progress of CBI probe into the Saradha scam and NIA probe in the Khagragarh blast.
In a series of tweets last night, the Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly, accused the Prime Minister of "trying to shield" Trinamool Congress in the Narada sting case by not sending it to the Rajya Sabha ethics committee. He said the Left Front's call for a Left democratic secular government has made both the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Prime Minister "jittery" and "that is why Modi is repeating the same script it had played two years back during the Lok Sabha poll campaign".
"Two years ago the same script was uttered by the PM Modi (during Lok Sabha campaign) in Bengal. What has been the progress of punishing the guilty in the Saradha scam? Bengal wants to know," he said. "Why has CBI slowed down Saradha investigation? Who protected WB CM and top TMC leaders? PM silent in election meeting in WB.
Why the influential ones behind the Saradha scam could not be identified even in 2 years? Is the BJP-TMC match fixing the reason? The PM must answer. "Why did it take seven days to order an NIA probe into the Khagragarh blasts? What is the outcome of the NIA probe? The PM should answer," he said. The CPI(M) state secretary also raised questions over not sending Narada sting case to the Rajya Sabha ethics committee.
"Who is stopping the PM from sending the #NaradaSting to the RS (Rajya Sabha) ethics committee? PM's party is trying to shield TMC!! That's evident & clear!!" he said in another tweet. "Whether the PM is not aware that TMC has become a hub of bombs & firearms? All bomb factories unearthed r in d houses of TMC leaders!!!" he tweeted.
Mishra said Bengal will not give even an inch to the "killers of Gandhi and worshippers of Nathuram Godse". "Let Killers of Gandhi & worshippers of Godse be busy in establishing busts of Nathuram!! Bengal vows not to let an inch of it to them," Mishra said. Kickstarting his West Bengal poll campaign, the Prime Minister had yesterday mounted a blistering attack on Trinamool Congress over corruption charges against it and also on CPI(M) and Congress for their alliance in West Bengal but as rivals in poll-bound Kerala.
Observing that no industry had come up in Bengal in the last five years, he had said the only one flourishing industry in Bengal was the "bomb-making industry".