he Trinamul Congress has demanded the arrest of Suvendu Adhikari, BJP leader of Opposition after 55 teachers recommended by him and belonging to the Group C category lost their jobs following an order of Calcutta High Court.
Altogether 842 teachers in the Group C category have lost their jobs.
Kunal Ghosh, Trinamul Congress state general secretary, said today alleged that Mr Adhikari had recommended the names of 150 people out of which 55 had lost their jobs following the High Court order.
Mr Ghosh demanded that Mr Adhikari should be arrested immediately by the Enforcement agencies like the Enforcement Directorate or CBI and a thorough inquiry should be conducted as to how much money these people had paid to him to get the jobs.
Those who lost their jobs are residents of Khejuri, Contai I, Bhagabanpur, Deshpran areas which are supposed to be the fiefdom of Mr Adhikari.
Mr Ghosh further alleged that Sajib Sukul (number 569) whose name has also appeared in the list of those whose jobs have been terminated was a close associate of Mr Adhikari.
“If Suvendu has given jobs to so many people illegally, then he should be arrested immediately by the enforcement agencies and a thorough investigation should be conducted,” Mr Ghosh maintained.
Mr Ghosh reminded the CPI-M, which had criticized the Trinamul Congress leaders of their alleged involvement in corruption in appointing teachers through School Service Commission ( SSC) in the past.
“The relatives of all the whole timers of CPI-M had got government jobs including as teachers. In those days there were no computers and the results had been manipulated,” he said, adding: “The CPI-M leaders should tell why Manisha Mukherjee, former assistant controller of examination of Calcutta University could not be traced as well as the senior leaders who used to visit her frequently. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stone at others.”