Sukhendu Sekhar Roy makes a Point of Order on PNB Scam


Sir, I have a point of order. I had given a notice of motion under Rule 168, for a discussion on the Punjab National Bank Scam. We want a discussion.

Rule 169 has put certain conditions; fifteen conditions are there under Rule 169. Unless those conditions are complied with, the motion cannot be admitted by the Chair. In my case, I have complied with all the conditions mentioned under Rule 169 and Chair can take a decision in consonance with the rules.

Rules are for observation for both the members and the Chair. Now, if my motion is not admitted, and my legitimate principle of expectation is valid, then the principle of natural justice is denied. Therefore, I appeal to you to consider my motion and it should be discussed in this House threadbare.


PNB fraud is tip of the iceberg, money laundering happened during demonetisation: Mamata Banerjee

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday took a swipe at Modi government over the Punjab National Bank fraud saying, money laundering happened during demonetisation.

State-owned PNB has been rocked by the fraud involving billionaire diamond jeweler Nirav Modi who allegedly acquired fraudulent Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) from a branch in Mumbai to secure overseas credit from other Indian lenders.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg. This big banking fraud was fuelled at the time of Demonetisation. Big money laundering happened during DeMo,” she said in a tweet.

She further claimed that key bank officials were changed. “Who are these people put in? There are more banks involved. The full truth must come out,” she said.


নোটবাতিলের সময় বেড়ে যায় ব্যাঙ্ক দুর্নীতি: মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়

পিএনবি দুর্নীতি নিয়ে আবারও সরব হলেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী মমতা বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়। এবার তিনি বলেন নোটবাতিলের সময় টাকা তছরুপ হয়েছিল।

একটি টুইটে মুখ্যমন্ত্রী বলেন, এটা তো হিমশৈলের চুড়ো (the tip of the iceberg) মাত্র। নোটবাতিলের সময় এই ব্যাঙ্ক দুর্নীতি আরও বেড়ে গেছিল। নোটবন্দির সময় প্রচুর টাকা তছরুপ হয়েছিল।

তিনি আরও দাবি করেন ওই সময় উচ্চপদস্থ ব্যাঙ্ক অফিসারদের বদল করা হয়। তিনি দাবি জানান তাদের পরিচয় জনসমক্ষে আসুক। “আরও অনেক ব্যাঙ্ক জড়িত। সম্পূর্ণ সত্য প্রকাশ হোক” বলেন মুখ্যমন্ত্রী।