Saradha Scam: Trinamool gives notice for Privilege Motion against Arun Jaitley

Trinamool Congress today gave a notice for Privilege Motion against Leader of Rajya Sabha and Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, alleging that he had misled the House on the issue of the CBI investigation into the Saradha scam.

In the notice, Chief Whip of the party in the Rajya Sabha, Derek O’Brien said that the Finance Minister had said, “The case is being monitored by the Supreme Court. CBI acts independently in the case and reports to the Supreme Court. The Government has nothing to do in the matter.”

However, Derek O’Brien cited the Supreme Court verdict in the Saradha scam case:

Paragraph 39 states:

We do not, for the present, consider it necessary to constitute a Monitoring Team to monitor the progress of the investigation into the scam. But, we leave the exercise of that option open for the future.

Paragraph 40 states:

The Writ Petitions and T.P.(C) No. 445 of 2014 are disposed of in terms of the above directions. No costs.

He urged the Chairman to “to move a Privilege Motion against Shri Arun Jailtley under Rule 187 for misleading this august House.”

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Privilege Motion against Arun Jaitley