Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday criticised the Mamata Banerjee authorities in West Bengal for its alleged involvement inside the school lecturers recruitment rip-off and puzzled when will it get up from its “slumber” and gives justice to the aspirants.
Pradhan’s remark drew sharp response from the Trinamool Congress which mentioned his statements have been “blatant lies” to malign the state authorities.
The union training minister accused the TMC authorities of not being eager to redress the grievances of candidates who’ve been protesting in direction of the school Service fee (SSC) recruitment rip-off although a former state minister and a quantity of completely different officers have been arrested inside the case.
“there was rampant corruption regarding recruitment of school lecturers in West Bengal. The corruption inside the state’s training system has come to the forefront. We had written to the state authorities in August final yr to make sure that that the protesting job aspirants get justice. however no movement was taken. Even the court docket had made few observations,” he mentioned.
persevering with collectively with his condemnation, Pradhan advised reporters that a quantity of senior TMC leaders and state ministers have been arrested inside the rip-off nonetheless the state authorities is but to make sure that that aspirants get justice.
“When will the state authorities get up from its Kumbhakarna-like slumber and gives justice to the candidates who’ve been agitating for a terribly very prolonged time?”
Kumbhakarna is the brother of Ravana, the demon king of Lanka inside the epic ‘Ramayana’ who used to sleep for six months a yr.
Former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his alleged shut affiliate Arpita Mukherjee have been arrested on July 23 by the Enforcement Directorate, which is probing the money path inside the school Service fee recruitment rip-off.
The agency claimed to have seized money, aside from bullion, jewelry and property deeds from the latter’s flats in Kolkata.
The CBI on Monday arrested North Bengal college vice-chancellor Subires Bhattacharyya in reference to its probe into the assistant lecturers’ recruitment irregularities in 2016.
The TMC hit again, dubbing Pradhan’s accusations as a “bunch of lies” geared in direction of maligning the state authorities.
“it is shameful that Dharmendra Pradhan has come to West Bengal and is spreading lies and canards in direction of the state authorities. he is behaving like a BJP chief reasonably than a union minister,” TMC state regular secretary Kunal Ghosh mentioned.
If Pradhan is so involved about corruption inside the training system then he ought to first go to BJP-dominated Madhya Pradesh the place a quantity of people have been killed in reference to the Vyapam rip-off.
“He should additionally go to BJP-dominated Tripura and stage a protest in direction of the coach recruitment rip-off there. TMC has zero tolerance on the concern of corruption,” he mentioned.
Pradhan, who was inside metropolis to take part in organisational conferences as a part of BJP’s ‘Pravas’ advertising campaign throughout the nation, urged state leaders of the get together to strengthen the gross sales space-stage organisation inside the state.
“all by means of the organisational meeting, Dharmendra Pradhan categorically advised us to strengthen gross sales space stage group and use the concern of corruption as a springboard to attain out to the lots. He additionally advised us to not restrict our deal with Partha Chatterjee and Anubrata Mondal however embody completely different graft cases and factors regarding the people of the state,” a senior state BJP chief mentioned.
Mondal, a senior TMC chief of Birbhum, is in CBI custody in reference to the cattle smuggling scandal.
in preserving with state BJP leaders Pradhan had slammed the TMC authorities for alleged graft cases inside the closed-door organisational meeting and requested get together workers to deal with strengthening BJP and preserve aside inner variations.
“He has requested us to work as one unit to strengthen the get together forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls,” one other state BJP chief mentioned.
Reacting to Pradhan’s advice to the saffron get together workers on using the concern of corruption for the 2024 Lok Sabha ballot. Ghosh mentioned “The BJP is a spent drive in West Bengal”.
“BJP is on its deathbed in West Bengal. No quantity of pep converse will assist revive the get together inside the state,” he mentioned.
The BJP central management has launched the ‘Pravas’ advertising campaign in a bid to strengthen its organisation in over a hundred and forty 4 Lok Sabha constituencies throughout the nation. The get together has designated a union minister or central chief as a “pravas” minister and a cluster in cost, who will most probably be answerable for 4 to 5 Lok Sabha seats.
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