Bhubaneswar: Ruling BJD’s four MPs today met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi and sought release of Rs 545 crore deposited by the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration in the crisis-hit Yes Bank.
MPs Prasanna Acharya, Achyuta Samanta, Dr. Amar Patnaik and Dr. Sasmit Patra held discussion with Sitharaman seeking withdrawal of the amount from the bank. They also handed over a copy of the letter written by Odisha Finance Minister Niranjan Pujari to Sitharaman.
The Union Finance Minister assured the MPs over the safety of the money deposited in Yes Bank, reports said.
Notably, an amount of Rs 545 crore was deposited with Yes Bank, Puri in shape of TDRs. Pujari had written to Sitharaman requesting her to issue necessary instruction to the Reserve Bank of India to allow release of deposits relating to SJTA in Yes Bank in the interest of millions of devotees of Lord Jagannath.