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Ponzi tainted BJD leaders funding BJP’s Statewide programmes, alleges Swain




 Former BJP MP and regional political party Utkal Bharat’s chief Aira Mahameghavahana Kharavela Swain today alleged that chit fund tainted leaders of ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) are funding the political programmes of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) across the State.

Swain, in an Odia daily article today stated that ponzi tainted BJD leaders are wary of being dragged into the CBI net and are supporting the BJP in an attempt to please the saffron party’s national president Amit Shah. “Is CBI now Modi’s encaged parrot?” the former BJP MP quipped: “How can PM Modi prove his noble intentions of transparency in public life? If CBI is treated as a puppet, it can only serve the ruling party’s purpose, but never the interest of the nation.”

He said minister Damodar Rout had himself stated about six months ago that the young ministers of BJD had a close rapport with the BJP in Odisha. “It implies that whatever I have projected in my write-up, Rout had earlier corroborated the same. CBI has grilled one former BJD minister, present MP and MLA for days together. Why have they not been arrested any BJD leader yet? On the contrary, those accused in West Bengal chit fund scam, be it MP, minister, MLA or even IPS officer (one IG) have already been arrested and are in jail. Amit Shah is controlling the CBI and BJP is dictating the terms of the central investigation agency”, he alleged.

Meanwhile, Rout said, “Money is aplenty with BJP. Why should we (BJD) fund their programmes? If any one of us has benefited from the chit fund scam, why should we donate it to BJP instead of spending on his own comfort and purchasing own assets”.

Odisha unit BJP vice-president Sameer Mohanty remarked, “Kharavela Babu should better know that CBI is a prime investigating agency of the country. It always maintains impartiality. This is the reason people most often demand a CBI probe when situation warrants. The remark of ‘encaged parrot’ passed on CBI by the Supreme Court was made when there were the cases of coal scam and 2G spectrum. Congress can misuse CBI. However, the way Kharavela Babu has leveled allegations of BJD leaders funding BJP is not in sync with a stature and experienced personality like him.”






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