Bhubaneswar: In an explosive statement Union Tribal Minister Jual Oram has landed in soup by while indirectly putting CBI’s independence into question while saying that to intensify investigations on chit fund scam just when the panchayat elections are around the corner there is no problem at all.
In a question whether CBI is expediting enquiry into mega crore chit fund scam while loking at the panchayat polls, Jual asked where is the problem. “Since the process of investigation and the case in under trail then there is no problem to expedite anytime anywhere,” he said.
“If BJD is to lose then be it. They must remain prepared for any consequences,” Jual added.
This has raised outcry as it has been widely seen as the real deal behind the scenes as far as controlling the highest enquiry agency for political motives.
Meanwhile, Congress Spokesperson Sarat Rout criticized Jual saying that his statements proved very disheartening scene of use of CBI for political gains. The BJP, BJD are not going to lose anything but the citizens of the state will, he said.
Similarly, BJD Spokesperson Pratap Deb said BJP is discouraged before panchayat polls so it is trying to use the option of CBI to deflect attention.