12 April, Agartala
Scores of Congress workers took to the streets here demanding Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s resignation for his alleged links with various chit-fund companies.
Youth Congress leader Susanta Chowdhury alleged that the Chief Minister played the role of brand ambassador by attending a programme of Rose Valley and had in fact encouraged the people to deposit their hard earned money.
Chowdhury also compared Sarkar with West Bengal’s former transport minister Madan Mitra, who at present is in the jail in connection with the Saradha scam.
“If cabinet minister of West Bengal Madan Mitra for keeping close proximity with Sudipta Sen, proprietor of Sarada group can be interrogated by the CBI and send behind the bars, why cannot Manik Sarkar be interrogated by the CBI,” said Chowdhury.
“Definitely he (Manik Sarkar) should resign for the sake of interrogation and investigation,” he added.
Chowdhury said the chit-fund companies have collected around 160 crores from investors in Tripura and cheated them and added the Congress has taken all these steps so that the investors can get back their hard-earned money.