Kolkata: Left Front legislative party leader in the state Assembly, CPI-M MLA Sujan Chakraborty has moved the Income Tax department demanding a probe into “exponential” increase in the assets of 27 Trinamool ministers and leaders.
Chakraborty today called on the eastern regional director of the IT department and submitted the list of the Trinamool leaders mentioning the increase in their wealth between 2011 and 2016.
He later on posted the list on Twitter stating that not only the IT department but the Enforcement Directorate should also investigate into this.
The list has names of several prominent Trinamool leaders, such as urban development minister Firhad Hakim, disaster management minister Javed Khan, north Bengal development minister Rabindranath Ghosh, correctional home administration ministers Ujjal Biswas, Bidhannagar Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta, and Subhrangshu Roy.
Roy, an MLA from Bijpur in North 24-Parganas, is the son of Mukul Roy, who is now in the BJP.
There are also names of Abu Naser Khan Choudhury, Apurba Sarkar, Paresh Adhikary, Udayan Guha and others who had switched over to Trinamool from other parties.
Going by the documents submitted to the IT department by the CPI-M leader, the increase in the wealth of these 27 Trinamool leaders ranges between 42 per cent and as high as 1,138 per cent in just five years.
“Trinamool leaders have turned Bengal into a factory for illegitimate moneymaking. We will continue to haunt them who have accumulated wealth by misusing positions as ministers and MLAs,” Chakraborty told reporters after calling on the IT department today morning.
He has urged the IT department to thoroughly investigate the source of income of these Trinamool leaders.
Tallying their previous and latest available affidavits furnished to the Election Commission will lay bare the jump in their wealth, he said.