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Bengal Minister May Lose Licenses In Trinamool Damage Control: Sources -by Ecork

Partha Chatterjee was arrested last week for alleged irregularities in the recruitment of school teachers

Kolkata:

West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee, arrested last week over alleged irregularities in the recruitment of teachers, may lose all his portfolios, according to sources.

The minister has been under the spotlight for the past week as pictures of piles of cash and jewelery emerged from two houses belonging to his close aide Arpita Mukherjee.

The Trinamool Congress, which initially said it would not remove him as a minister until he was found guilty, is now considering action because the party does not want to be seen defending the alleged corruption, even after the image of piles of currency notes. has gone viral. The group is likely to take action to protect its image, sources said.

Sources said Trinamool Congress leader and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired a meeting with the top party leadership at 2.30 pm to discuss the next step. Also, Trinamool MP and national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee will hold a meeting of the party’s disciplinary committee at 5 pm. Interestingly, Mr. Chatterjee headed the disciplinary committee of the party.

Mr Chatterjee was arrested last week on allegations of irregularities in the recruitment of school teachers during his tenure as state education minister. In response to questions from the media on whether he was considering stepping down as minister, he replied, “Why am I leaving?”

Soon after his arrest, Trinamool spokesperson Kunal Ghosh told the media that the party will not remove him as a cabinet minister until he is found guilty.

However, as TV screens flashed images of the pile of cash yesterday, Mr Ghosh said the club leader brought “shame and shame to all of us”.

The Trinamool spokesperson tweeted that Mr. Chatterjee should be expelled from the party. He later deleted the tweet and said that he had expressed his personal opinion and that the team had now accepted the matter.

The Trinamool spokesperson, “Jago Bangla”, has stopped naming Mr Chatterjee as a minister or general secretary of the party. However, his name is in the printer’s line as the editor of the mouth.

The CBI, as per the directions of the Calcutta High Court, is looking into alleged irregularities in the recruitment of teachers in Bengal government-supported and aided schools. Proofreading traces the money trail in the scam.

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