Bhubaneswar: Ongoing CBI investigation of the Chit Fund scam reveals a deep involvement of political and a few local media houses with the Artha Tatwa (AT) group. Raids conducted at the residences of ruling BJD leaders and questioning of a sitting MLA, who happens to be the son of a Rajya Sabha (RS) member and close confidante of the Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has raised many eyebrows.
Though Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik made the particular RS member to resign as the leader of the party in the upper house but it comes too late and too little. Politicians of the ruling party seeking favours from the Chit fund company and the CM’s silence raises serious doubts in the minds of the people whether CM Patnaik was of the know about the alleged links of his party leaders with the chit fund scams.
Media happens to cover the day-to-day action. And before further revelations are made by the CBI the CM should come clean over the entire issue so that the citizens of the State can restore faith on the State government.