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Bengal CM's allegation of my role is frivolous: Assam FM ; Cong seeks his arrest


GUWAHATI: Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday termed West Bengal leader minister Mamata Banerjee's price that he was once involved within the Saradha chit fund scam as "frivolous", even as the state Youth Congress staged a protest in front of the CBI administrative center here, in search of his arrest. The minister additionally stated he had presented complete cooperation within the ponzi scheme case as a witness.
"The frivolous & baseless campaign by @MamataOfficial Didi against me is very painful. I am not fortunate enough like your Police Commissioner. I've joined the investigations and offered my full cooperation as a witness. And all this happened much much before I joined @BJP4India," Sarma stated in a tweet.

Apparently referring to Sarma, Mamata had stated on Monday that she had "enough evidence against the Assam deputy chief minister" within the case. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader had additionally dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah to get him arrested.

Training guns on Sarma, Assam Youth Congress activists staged an illustration out of doors the CBI administrative center here, difficult his arrest for his alleged involvement within the Saradha chit fund scam and the Louise Berger case, involving a water provide project in Guwahati.

They shouted slogans, accusing the minister of receiving Rs 20 lakh per thirty days from Saradha staff chairman Sudipta Sen for running his business in Assam.

One of the protesters stated, "The Modi-led BJP government is misusing the CBI. Sarma switched to the BJP from the Congress when the heat of the Saradha scam probe was becoming too hot for him to handle."

"West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has clearly stated that Sarma was involved in the chit fund scam," Assam Congress spokesperson Pradyut Bordoloi informed newshounds. "Apart from Saradha, the BJP had earlier accused Sarma of involvement in the Louis Berger scam. A number of arrests were made in Goa in connection with this scam, but no action was taken in Assam," the previous state minister stated. companies

It seemed that Sarma was once cleared of all the fees after he joined the saffron celebration, he added.


"Himanta has a history of changing allegiance to save his skin. When TADA cases were slapped against him, he had left the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) to join the Congress. Later, he joined the BJP to save himself from the Saradha and Louis Berger cases," the previous cupboard colleague of Sarma stated.


In July 2015, the Louis Berger International Inc., a New Jersey-based development control corporate, had informed a US court docket that it had bribed government officers in India to bag a freelance for project control consultancy in a water provide project in Guwahati.


The then Congress government in Assam, led through Tarun Gogoi, had ordered a CID probe into the case, but the Gauhati High Court had later directed the CBI to inquire into the allegations.




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