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Feb 15, 2018 08:24 PM IST | Source: PTI

Left, TMC demand government clarification on PNB fraud case

CPI leader D Raja said it was the second largest nationalised bank fraud to come to the public domain and it had been going on for several years

The Left and the Trinamool Congress today attacked the government on the PNB fraud case and asked it to clarify how was accused Nirav Modi present in a group photo of Indian CEOs with the Prime Minister in Davos.

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury questioned how billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi was allowed to escape the country.

"If this person had fled India before the FIR on Jan 31, then he is here, photographed at Davos with PM, a week before the FIR, after having escaped from India? Modi government must clarify (sic)," Yechury tweeted.

"There is a pattern in how people who have defrauded Banks in India, are allowed to escape by the Modi government," he had said in another tweet.

Yechury also alleged that the government allowed the rich to loot public money while the poor and the middle class had to pay taxes.

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien also criticised the government.

"How big is Rs 11,000 cr? Budget 2018 New Health and Education Cess to collect Rs 11000 cr from hardworking taxpayers," he tweeted.

CPI leader D Raja said it was the second largest nationalised bank fraud to come to the public domain and it had been going on for several years. He asked why the CBI took so long and the bank authorities failed to initiate an enquiry.
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