New Delhi, Dec 3: Rejecting any "contradiction" between the party and the government on the issue of Saradha chit fund scam, BJP today said the case is being investigated by three agencies and the government has not given clean chit in this regard.
This comes after the government today appeared to be speaking in different voices with MoS, Personnel Jitendra Singh telling Parliament that probe has so far not revealed that Saradha chit fund money was used to finance terror in Bangladesh, contradicting BJP chief Amit Shah's allegation of such a connection.
"There has been some media reports claiming that there are contradictions between the government and the party regarding the Saradha chit fund scam. Let me clarify. There are no such contradiction," BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh Singh told reporters. He said whatever BJP President Amit Shah had said in a rally in Kolkata on Sunday were based on reports that are in the public domain.
"It has been in the public domain for a very long time that Saradha chit fund scam money has funded terror activities in West Bengal and that is being investigated by CBI. "This has been a matter of fact which has been in the public domain.
Based on the public domain, the BJP National President Amit Shah also stated certain facts. Now MoS Jitendra Singh has also said that it is under CBI's investigation," Siddharth Singh said. He said there are three investigative agencies involved-- Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI and the Burdwan blast case is also being investigated by NIA.
"Primarily, the investigation on money laundering issues are done by by SFIO and ED. There are other investigative agencies which look into it. As far as the question is concerned, it was raised with the DoPT Minister. So, there is no confusion and its answer was also given," Singh said. Addressing a rally in Kolkata on Sunday, Shah had alleged that Saradha chit fund money was used in the October 2 Burdwan blast which is being probed for link with Jamaatul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror outfit.