June 2, 2023
Sacking Partha Chatterjee not enough, Mamata Banerjee should resign as CM: CPI-M on WBSSC scam row | India News

Kolkata: Claiming that relieving Partha Chatterjee from his duties as a minister, days after his arrest in reference to a college recruitment rip-off, was not sufficient to set issues proper, the CPI(M) on Thursday sought West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s resignation. Bikash Bhattacharya, who’s the CPI(M)’s Rajya Sabha MP, maintained that deserving candidates won’t have the ability to bag jobs below the Mamata Banerjee regime.

“The CM ought to instantly resign from the submit. Eligible candidates within the state won’t be able to get jobs until the time the TMC is in energy,” stated Bhattacharya, a senior advocate who’s representing petitioners in a number of instances linked with irregular faculty appointments earlier than the Calcutta Excessive Courtroom.

In the same vein, CPI(M)’s state secretary Mohd Salim said that situations of irregularities have been reported up to now, too, “however no correct motion was taken in these instances.” “A number of different departments, too, have dedicated irregularities up to now. These haven’t been handled… Merely eradicating Chatterjee won’t set issues proper. The chief minister ought to no less than say that she is going to not tolerate such irregularities,” Salim informed reporters right here.

“She is making an attempt to place the blame on others, passing the buck; that is completely mistaken,” he added. The ED arrested Chatterjee on July 23 in reference to its investigation into alleged irregularities in a recruitment drive by the West Bengal College Service Fee (SSC).

Earlier within the day, the state authorities relieved Chatterjee of his duties as minister in-charge of assorted departments. “Partha Chatterjee, minister in cost, division of business, commerce and enterprises, division of knowledge expertise and electronics, division of parliamentary affairs and division of public enterprises and industrial reconstruction, is hereby relieved of his duties as MIC of the aforesaid division,” an official order stated. The chief minister stated that he could be taking care of the portfolios held by Chatterjee in the meanwhile.