The Opposition in a bid to pile up further embarrassment on the government, reiterated their demand that the govt should come out with “white paper” on the cut money issue
While the Left is firm that the govt should reveal the names of 0.01 percent of people involved in pocketing cut money, the Congress demanded setting up of a commission to probe the cut money gate.
Addressing a press conference the Left legislature party leader Sujan Chakraborty alleged that there was a huge difference between the statements of what Mr Partha Chatterjee said and what the chief minister had claimed.
While Mr Chatterjee, state parliamentary affairs minister had contended that about 99.99 per cent of the party activists were honest, chief minister Ms Mamata Banerjee had made it clear that a sizeable section of the party were involved in corruption.
“We demanded that the names of 0.01 per cent of people involved in corruption be revealed in the floor of the Assembly by the chief minister herself and the white paper should be brought up,” Mr Chakraborty said.
Mr Abdul Mannan, leader of the Opposition said, “We demanded that a commission of inquiry should be set up. We will continue to protest till the government comes out with the white paper and the names of those involved disclosed.”
Meanwhile, Transport and irrigation minister Suvendu Adhikari said that chief minister Mamata Banerjee had announced the “cut money” move with a good intention.
However, a section of the Opposition and media were misrepresenting the matter, Mr Adhikari added.