Actor cum politician Mithun Chakraborty who have joined the BJP ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections last year, on Thursday advised Partha Chatterjee, who has been arrested by the ED in a school jobs scam, to reveal the identity of those who are involved in the case. Mithun, thereby played a very clever move by asking the names of the scandlers. As opposition pressure mounted, the Mamata Banerjee-led government today removed Chatterjee from the ministry with immediate effect.
Mithun stated that he did not believe that Chatterjee owned all the seized money and he “must have been the custodian of the money which belonged to someone else”. “Why suffer in jail?” India Today quoted the actor as saying to Chatterjee. How Chatterjee will take it, a big question?
Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee held a press conference and announced that the party has “decided unanimously to remove Partha Chatterjee from all posts of the TMC”.
“Partha Chatterjee, minister in charge, department of industry, commerce and enterprises, department of information technology and electronics, department of parliamentary affairs, and department of public enterprises and industrial reconstruction, is hereby relieved of his duties as MIC of the aforesaid department with immediate effect,” an official order issued by the West Bengal government said. Mamata Banerjee said that she will look after the portfolios held by Chatterjee for the time being.