Mamata echoes Rahul, says demonetisation fuelled PNB fraud

Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that demonetisation fuelled the big banking fraud and called the Nirav Modi-PNB scam just the ‘tip of the iceberg’

Photo by Parveen Negi/India Today Group/Getty Images
Photo by Parveen Negi/India Today Group/Getty Images

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Echoing comments on Saturday by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister and Chairperson of All India Trinamool Congress on Sunday said that the Punjab National Bank Scam is just the tip of the iceberg. “This big banking fraud was fuelled at the time of #DeMonetisation. Big money laundering happened during DeMo. Key bank officials were changed. Who are these people put in? There are more banks involved. The full truth must come out.”

Earlier on February 15, Mamata had demanded a thorough, time bound enquiry into the PNB Scam, saying “Look what happened at Punjab National Bank? A scam of more than ₹11,000 crore. People's savings are not safe. There must be a thorough, time bound enquiry.”

The next day, the Bengal CM said that “Those who have Kisan Credit Cards and are entitled to loans are being denied loans. And yet some VIP bank customers are looting this country. The self-help groups, those who run small businesses, and other commoners, are deprived of loans. And yet, special people are being given thousands of crores of rupees. Why this fraud? Why this fraud?”

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