State Congress Chief Pradip Bhattacharya also lashed out at the Trinamool leadership for poaching on Congress leaders and MLAs.

Demanding a CBI inquiry into the Saradha group ponzi scam, the Congress on Thursday said the people need to know who took away the money in the swindle.

“The only thing that can bring out the truth about the Saradha scam is a CBI inquiry, only the CBI can conduct an investigation into a scam of such magnitude,” state Congress Chief Pradip Bhattacharya told a rally here.

“The people of Bengal need answers as to who took the money siphoned off by Saradha group. TMC MP Kunal Ghosh has been arrested and there are a lot of questions, which the ruling Trinamool Congress has to answer,” he said.

Arrested TMC MP Kunal Ghosh was involved in activities of the Saradha group other than those commensurate with his position as CEO of the group’s media arm, the police had said.

Mr. Bhattacharya also lashed out at the Trinamool leadership for poaching on Congress leaders and MLAs.

“If they (TMC) think they can finish off the Congress by poaching on Congress leaders and MLAs, then they are wrong.

“Those who have left Congress out of greed for power and money were muck for the party. It is good that they have left the Congress,” he said.

The state Congress leadership, which in the last few months has been battling defections of several of its leaders and MLAs to the Trinamool, on Thursday organised a law violation program here to make its presence felt in the state.