Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4:
Arthika Sanshthamananka Dwara Kshatigrastanka Milita Mancha (ASKMM) of Odisha has decided to launch a ‘Mission Parliament’ on Dec 16, 17 and 18 in order to strengthen its movement for return of money lost by investors in the chit fund scam and punsihmento to the fraudsters.
ASKMM has been working for the past two years and organizing protests and rallies in front of Vidhan Sabha and submitting memorandums to pressurize the governmen on this score.
The government has made provision for a Rs 300 crore corpus fund in the supplementary budget passed by the Assembyl recently while ASKMM is trying to make sure the compensation reaches the intended beneficiaries who are not aware about financial policies of government.
However, some government sponsored organizations are trying to divert attention of the investors. “We need to strengthen our movement and take it to the next level and that is why we have called for the “Mission Parliament. No other activity has been planned in front of Vidhan Sabha and Raj Bhavan before the Delhi mission, said a ASKMM spokesperson.
It may be mentioned that, unhappy with the progress made by Crime branch in the chit fund scam probe, the Supreme Court of India had asked the CBI and Enforcement Directorate to investigate 44 chit fund companies with operations in the state. The CBI has so far arrested many influential businessmen, political leaders across party lines, journalists and entertainers while the ED has seized property worth hundreds of crores.