Kolkata: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday criticised the Mamata Banerjee authorities in West Bengal for its alleged ‘neck deep’ involvement within the faculty academics’ recruitment rip-off and puzzled when will it get up from its “slumber” and provides justice to aspirants of faculty jobs. Pradhan’s remark drew a pointy response from the Trinamool Congress which stated his statements have been “blatant lies” to malign the state authorities.
The Union Schooling Minister accused the TMC authorities of not being eager to redress the grievances of candidates who’ve been protesting towards the College Service Fee (SSC) recruitment rip-off although a former state minister and a number of other officers have been arrested within the case.
“There was rampant corruption concerning recruitment of faculty academics in West Bengal. The corruption within the state’s training system has come to the forefront. We had written to the state authorities in August final 12 months to make sure that the protesting job aspirants get justice. However no motion was taken. Even the court docket had made few observations,” he stated.
Persevering with along with his condemnation, Pradhan informed reporters that a number of senior TMC leaders and state ministers have been arrested within the rip-off however the state authorities is but to make sure that aspirants get justice. “When will the state authorities get up from its Kumbhakarna-like slumber and provides justice to the candidates who’ve been agitating for a very long time?”
Kumbhakarna is the brother of Ravana, the demon king of Lanka within the epic ‘Ramayana’ who used to sleep for six months a 12 months.
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 cash path within the College Service Fee recruitment rip-off.
The company claimed to have seized money, other than 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 academics’ recruitment irregularities in 2016.
The TMC hit again, dubbing Pradhan’s accusations as a “bunch of lies” aimed toward maligning the state authorities.
“It’s shameful that Dharmendra Pradhan has come to West Bengal and is spreading lies and canards towards the state authorities. He’s behaving like a BJP chief relatively than a union minister,” TMC state common secretary Kunal Ghosh stated.
If Pradhan is so involved about corruption within the training system then he ought to first go to BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh the place a number of folks have been killed in reference to the Vyapam rip-off.
“He must also go to BJP-ruled Tripura and stage a protest towards the instructor recruitment rip-off there. TMC has zero tolerance on the difficulty of corruption,” he stated.
Pradhan, who was within the metropolis to take part in organisational conferences as a part of BJP’s ‘Pravas’ marketing campaign throughout the nation, urged state leaders of the occasion to strengthen the booth-level organisation within the state.
Reacting to Pradhan’s recommendation to the saffron occasion employees on utilizing the difficulty of corruption for the 2024 Lok Sabha ballot. Ghosh stated, “The BJP is a spent power in West Bengal.” “BJP is on its deathbed in West Bengal. No quantity of pep speak will assist revive the occasion within the state,” he stated.
The BJP central management has launched the ‘Pravas’ marketing campaign in a bid to strengthen its organisation in over 144 Lok Sabha constituencies throughout the nation. The occasion has designated a union minister or central chief as a “pravas” minister and a cluster in cost, who might be in control of 4 to 5 Lok Sabha seats.