KOLKATA: With Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee finding herself caught in the quagmire over the Enforcement Directorate (ED)’s arrest of her industries minister Partha Chatterjee in the multi-crore SSC recruitment scam, Congress is leaving no opportunity to target the beleaguered TMC supremo.
Senior congressman Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, president of the Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee, wrote to CM Banerjee stating, “I am writing this letter regarding the misdeed of Partha Chatterjee, who presently holds the Industry and State Parliamentary Affairs portfolio under your government… This Teacher Recruitment Scam was an open secret and everyone in Bengal knew about this. It was only after the court’s intervention that investigation agencies started acting upon it.”
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“It is a huge blot on the government of Bengal. I urge you to sack Partha Chatterjee from Ministership immediately,” the letter reads.
Despite putting together a joint front in national politics, Congress and TMC are at loggerheads at the state level.
Banerjee’s recent decision to not participate in the vice-presidential elections as well as their absence from opposition protests also have not gone down well with the Congress. TMC, though, said that they believe that their decision won’t affect the opposition unity.