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Bengal SSC scam: TMC's Kunal Ghosh seeks 'immediate' removal of Partha Chatterjee from ministry

The raids were being conducted by the probe agency in connection with a school jobs scam

Bengal SSC scam: TMCs Kunal Ghosh seeks immediate removal of Partha Chatterjee from ministry

Trinamool Congress General Secretary Kunal Ghosh has become the first MP of the party to seek "immediate" removal of arrested West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee from the ministry as well as all the party posts for his alleged involvement in the school jobs scam or Bengal SSC scam.

In a post on Twitter, Ghosh, who also is the spokesperson of the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC, said that if his statement, seeking expelling Chatterjee, is considered wrong, then the party can remove him from all posts.

On Wednesday, the TMC West Bengal General Secretary said that the recovery of crores in cash, gold bars, dollars from Partha Chatterjee's close aide Arpita Mukherjee's house has brought "disgrace" to the party and "shame to all" party members.

Ghosh's statement comes on the day when the Enforcement Directorate, on Thursday, recovered about Rs 29 crore in cash and five kilograms of gold jewellery from the second flat of Arpita Mukherjee in Kolkata.

The raids were being conducted by the probe agency in connection with a school jobs scam.

After about 18-hour-long raid, ED officials left Arpita Mukherjee's house in Belgharia area of Kolkata with 10 trunks of cash.

They had used three note-counting machines to count the mountains of money recovered from her house.

Partha Chatterjee and Arpita Mukherjee were arrested by the ED on 23 July, a day after the first lot of cash was discovered at the latter's home.

During the first raid, conducted last week, ED officials had recovered Rs 21 crore in cash, large amount of foreign exchange and gold bars worth Rs 2 crore from Arpita Mukherjee's other flat in Kolkata.

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