West Bengal Leader of the opposition and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday
met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and submitted a list of 100 Trinamool Congress
leaders with ‘documentary evidence’ for their alleged involvement in the now infamous
teachers’ recruitment scam.
“The teachers recruitment scam in West Bengal is the biggest such a scam in the country
since Independence. Even Home Minister shared the same sentiment…In Haryana there was a
scam for 3000 teachers. In Tripura it involved about 11,000 teachers’ job. In Bengal’s case for
job of 75,000 teachers about 50,000 such jobs have been simply sold out,” Adhikari told reporters
on Parliament premises after his 45 minutes meeting with Shah.
“It will be erroneous to suggest that only Partha Chatterjee was involved or people like Arpita
Mukherjee….there were several collectors of money. You can find it out blockwise and even district wise,”
“I have submitted names of 100 Trinamool leaders to honourable Home Minister and this include
ministers and MLAs. I gave some documentary evidence including letter-pads of four MLAs who
collected the money,” Adhikari said.
“I have requested that the centre should ensure strictest of punishment to the offenders on the same.
This should be handled at the root,” the Bengal LoP said.