Kolkata: The sentencing to five years rigorous imprisonment of RJD chief Lalu Prasad in a fodder scam case was made a point by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to urge politicians to draw a lesson.
"Lalu Prasad was convicted in a fodder scam case. From this incident I will urge all politicians to take a lesson," Banerjee commented in an article in the puja number of Bengali weekly magazine `Ma, Mati, Manush`.
"Why should there be so much greed? Be one a politician or anyone else, how much money is required to run a family?" she queried.
She said "unless one indulges in a life of luxury there is no need to resort to corruption."
She said that not only politicians, but everyone should avoid temptation and greed.
Touching on the Saradha scam, Banerjee who had on September 30 handed out compensation cheques to 929 duped small investors, urged them not to keep money in ponzi schemes.
Urging people to save money in government schemes, she said that 1,04,000 depositors would be paid compensation by October 10.
Four to five lakh more more small investors would get compensation during Diwali in November, she added.