Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Ananth Kumar today said the BJP would push for a CBI inquiry into the Saradha scam if it was voted to power, an action BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi also promised at a poll meeting recently.
Kumar said that an investigation was a must to find out the money trail and book the culprits. "There will be a CBI investigation. The BJP will investigate the entire thing and after the investigation, law will take its own course. The culprits will be punished," Kumar said.
In an election meeting at Uttarpara on April 27, Narendra Modi had attacked the Mamata Banerjee government for the Saradha muddle and promised that if the BJP came to power, it would launch a probe into the scam by central agencies.
Taking note of Banerjee's comment made recently that Modi thought he was a tiger and that the biggest and most ferocious tiger lived in Bengal, Kumar said, "She is the appeasement tiger and Modi is a development tiger. She is a vote bank politics tiger."
Kumar also lashed out at the Trinamool Congress regime for allegedly unleashing a reign of terror during the third phase of poll on May 30. "We will meet the CEC and complain about the violence, terror unleashed by the Trinamool Congress during polling. We will also ask the CEC to ensure a foolproof security in the last two phases in Bengal," he said.
Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Kumar said he was trying to hide after pushing the country into a dismal economic condition. "Where is Manmohan Singhji, he can't be seen anywhere? After pushing the country to such a dismal economic condition, he is nowhere to be found," said Kumar.
Kumar claimed that there was a pan-India Modi wave and that apart from north India, BJP would fare very well in south India too.