WB SSC scam: Partha Chatterjee sacked, BJP’s Suvendu challenges CM Mamata

KolkataWest Bengal’s major opposition BJP and CPI(M) on Monday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is trying to make cabinet minister Partha Chatterjee a scapegoat after the Enforcement Directorate arrested him in connection with the West Bengal teacher recruitment scam. , Attacking the TMC leader, opposition chief Suvendu Adhikari said that Mamata’s party is trying to distance itself from Chief Minister Partha Chatterjee when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she “will not spare anyone if found responsible”. “

The official mentioned that no one would consider that the principal management of TMC was unaware of the scam, which allegedly happened when Chatterjee was the school education minister.

“This kind of reaction is laughable. Investigating businesses should examine the cash path. The TMC chief is now trying to distance himself from Partha Chatterjee as if he is solely responsible for all the pieces. TMC is trying to make him a scapegoat. “What is stopping the state government from sacking Partha Chatterjee as a cabinet minister? This proves that TMC helps in corruption.

CPI(M) state secretary Mohammad Salim termed it as TMC’s previous ploy to distance itself from politicians implicated in corruption cases. “When TMC leaders were arrested in Saradha and Rose Valley scams, the party tried to clean its hands. Why blame multiple leaders when the entire party is structurally corrupt.

Raising the opposition for the “malicious campaign” launched against her, the chief minister said she does not support corruption.

“I cannot go into the main points of the matter as it is sub-judice. We now have our entire religion within the judiciary. We want the matter to be investigated in a time bound manner. If someone is found guilty, that person should be punished accordingly, whether it is life imprisonment. I will not consider However, I condemn the malicious campaign being carried out against me.”

Trade and Commerce Minister Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday in connection with the probe into irregularities in the recruitment drive by the Faculty Service Fee (SSC).

The ED immediately claimed that West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee went to the state government-run SSKM hospital for a “fake illness” so that he could not be questioned in the context of the trainer recruitment scam.

The central agency also sought 14-day custody of Partha Chatterjee from the special court hearing the case. The company also identified that AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, after an investigation, has opted out of any “active health intervention”.

The company, which is probing alleged cash smuggling in a faculty recruitment scam, also requested for the 13-day custody of its “closed associate” Arpita Mukherjee. The ED, in its plea, said that Chatterjee was admitted to SSKM Hospital and the company could not interrogate him during the two-day remand granted by the Chief Metropolitan Justice of the Peace on Saturday.

The Calcutta High Court had on Sunday directed that Chatterjee be taken by air ambulance to AIIMS-Bhubaneswar for a health check-up.