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Mamata points fingers on Suvendu over corruption

Partha Chatterjee is under the lens of the CBI and faced quiz in connection with his alleged complicity in the SSC recruitment scam.

SNS | Kolkata |

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today took on the Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly over his alleged role in teachers’ recruitment scam, while rallying rock solid behind the now under-fire former state education minister Partha Chatterjee, who is under the lens of the CBI and faced quiz in connection with his alleged complicity in the School Service Commission (SSC) recruitment scam.

Already being under the lens of the Calcutta High Court on the alleged corruption in the SSC and primary teacher’s recruitments in the state, Miss Banerjee trained her guns at Mr Adhikari without taking his name.

While addressing the Assembly, Miss Banerjee said, “You are taking delight in the court case against Partha Chatterjee but don’t forget that the BJP MPs and MLAs won’t be spared either. You render people jobless by moving courts but we give them employment”.

Taking a dig at Mr Adhikari without taking his name, she said: “Dadamoni is saying 17,000 people would lose jobs due to the scam. There could be some 50-100 mistakes in one lakh cases but opportunity must be given to rectify those. If these aforesaid number of aspirants lose jobs what will be the fate of those which were given by Dadamoni. What would be in store for those who were given employment in Purulia, Midnapore, Murshidabad  and North Dinajpur? We have information that he had a hand in alleged corruption in employment to an aspirant  of Purulia, who was given a job in Midnapore,” Miss Banerjee said.

Mr Adhikari , while responding to the chief minister’s charge of his alleged complicity in corruption in handing out jobs in Midnapore, said, “I will quit politics if she can prove this. I never asked for any favours from the former education minister Partha Chatterjee in terms of giving employment.”

On Miss Banerjee’s Agnipath outrage Mr Adhikari said, “She had blatantly insulted the army. We have staged walkout in protest against the chief minister’s effort to falsify the facts leading the rollout of the Agnipath scheme.”