Partha Chatterjee former education minister, now industry minister, faces heat from the CBI over alleged involvement in hiring scams. Partha Chatterjee has been asked to be questioned by the CBI before 6 p.m. today. Though Partha Chatterjee moved Division Bench to challenge the court’s direction, the hearing regarding his plea is still underway.
Paresh Adhikary Minister of State Education has now also been referred to the CBI headed by the court. He too has moved Division Bench. It is alleged that the Secretary of State used his influence to get his son a job.
The recruitment of teachers in various state schools at different levels is reportedly done on the basis of the choice of the minister and ignores all processes. The ministers are said to include Partha Chatterjee and five other members of the state’s advisory committee.
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Politics is heated in the matter. The opposition claims that the government is corrupt and that this is the biggest scam. However, the ruling party is lagging behind with these court orders.
ABVP also marched around Bikash Bhawan (Education Department) in Kolkata on Wednesday to protest against the corrupt recruitment system. Water cannons were used to stop the protest, but in the cases of recruitment scams, the opposition is now all out attacking the government in any way it can.
Bikash Bhattacharya Rajy Sabha MP from CPIM on Division Bench CBI’s verdict: “This is a very good verdict, the guilty must be punished and justice given.”
Subhendu Adhikary leader of opposition BJP says: “This is the biggest scam after independence, yes to khaki hain, Kashi Mathura Baki hain.” Adhikary hinted that other recruits from the primary section will bring the entire government under the CBI.
TMC may be in defensive mode, but now they also say that this is political.
BJP can’t say anything, why doesn’t the CBI act against Suvendu Adhikary, he took money on camera? The state government does everything, if there is a mistake somewhere, don’t blame the whole government. Because one or two people don’t slander the entire government. Let the investigation happen.
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