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His removing from these key portfolios and positions within the celebration got here hours after TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh demanded his ouster from the cupboard and expulsion from the celebration. “Partha Chatterjee, minister in cost, division of business, commerce and enterprises, division of knowledge expertise and electronics, division of parliamentary affairs and division of public enterprises and industrial reconstruction, is hereby relieved of his duties as MIC of the aforesaid division,” an official order mentioned.

Banerjee later mentioned at a authorities occasion right here that she’s going to take care of the portfolios held by Chatterjee until she reshuffles the cupboard. It has been determined that Partha Chatterjee shall be faraway from all celebration posts. He’ll stay suspended from the celebration until the time the investigation is underway, TMC nationwide common secretary Abhishek Banerjee mentioned.

Chatterjee was TMC’s secretary common for practically 20 years. He was appointed the celebration’s nationwide vice-president earlier this 12 months. He was additionally a member of TMC’s nationwide working committee and chairman of its disciplinary committee, apart from being the editor of celebration mouthpiece Jago Bangla’ (Get up, Bengal).

Abhishek Banerjee, thought-about no. 2 within the celebration, mentioned that doorways of TMC can be opened for Chatterjee provided that he was confirmed harmless. He additionally demanded that the investigation be accomplished inside a set time-frame. The ED arrested Chatterjee, the TMC secretary-general, on July 23 in reference to its investigation into alleged irregularities within the recruitment drive by the College Service Fee (SSC).

The central company has additionally arrested Chatterjee’s shut affiliate Arpita Mukherjee and seized crores of rupees from her homes in numerous elements of town. Reacting to the event, BJP’s West Bengal president Sukanta Majumdar alleged that the TMC management was attempting to make Chatterjee a scapegoat.

“There are a number of individuals concerned on this. Sacking Partha da alone is not going to save TMC,” Majumdar asserted. Actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty, who had joined the BJP forward of the West Bengal Meeting polls final 12 months, suggested Chatterjee to not defend anybody and communicate out the reality.

“I personally really feel that Partha Chatterjee was solely the custodian of the (seized) cash. There may be another person behind this loot. I request each Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee to not endure this ache and reveal the reality,” Chakraborty mentioned. Bikas Bhattacharya, CPI(M) chief and the lone Rajya Sabha MP of the Left Entrance from West Bengal, advised reporters: “The principle perpetrator is the chief minister. Ask individuals to take away her from the CM’s put up constitutionally.”

Earlier within the day, TMC state common secretary Kunal Ghosh had demanded Chatterjee be sacked from the cupboard and expelled from the celebration, after practically Rs 50 crore in money was recovered from properties linked to him.

“Partha Chatterjee must be faraway from ministry and all celebration posts instantly. He must be expelled. If this assertion is taken into account improper, celebration has each proper to take away me from all posts. I shall proceed as a soldier of @AITCofficial (TMC),” Ghosh tweeted. Ghosh later tweeted that he was deleting the put up, and it was his private opinion.

TMC spokesperson Debangshu Bhattacharya, whose ‘Khela Hobe’ (there shall be a sport) music headlined the celebration’s 2021 meeting election marketing campaign, had additionally sought Chatterjee’s expulsion from the celebration.

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