Bhubaneswar: BJP today demanded clarification from Odisha Chief Minister and CBI Director Ranjit Sinha on their meeting saying “people wants to know what transpired between them as Naveen Patnaik and his ministers are in the orbit of suspicion in coalgate, mining and chitfund scams”.
“The meeting between the CBI director and the chief minister yesterday has sparked suspicion in the mind of people. Therefore, both should clarify as to what was discussed during their meeting,” Odisha BJP Spokesman Suresh Pujari told reporters here.
Stating that it was unusual for head of the premier investigating agency meeting a chief minister, Pujari said that the meeting has raised eyebrows as CBI was probing alleged irregularities in coal sector, in which Patnaik's role was under scanner.
“Moreover, M B Shah Commission has recommended a CBI probe into the multi-crore mining scam in which the role of the chief minister, his ministers and officers is being questioned,” the senior BJP leader said.
Yet another matter seeking a CBI probe into the serious chit fund scam, in which ruling BJD leaders are facing allegations, is under the consideration of the superme court, Pujari added.