West Bengal News After the minister’s arrest over ration distribution irregularities, Suvendu asked the education department to investigate Mamata’s role. Suvendu also took a dig at the Mamata government and said that state cabinet meetings will now be held in jails.

National Bureau, Kolkata. West Bengal News Leader of Opposition in Parliament Suvendu Adhikari was arrested on Friday in connection with the multi-crore rupee ration distribution scam in Bengal, following the arrest of state Forest Minister Jyotipriya Mallik. The officer has now asked the education department to investigate the role of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Event. This scam.

Mamta accused of saving corrupt minister

Suvendu posted a message on his X account saying that this is a big scam. Suvendu also accused the Chief Minister of protecting corrupt ministers. Suvendu took a dig at the Mamata government over the arrest of the second minister of the state after former education minister Partha Chatterjee and said that the state cabinet meetings will now be held in jail.

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CM also involved in the scam: Suvendu

Suvendu claimed that in 2021, Mamata appointed Jyotipriya as Forest Minister instead of Food Minister to protect her from the action of central agencies. The BJP leader said that Mamata wanted her (Jyoti Priya) to continue raising money illegally and give a part of the income to those who wanted it.

Accordingly, the Chief Minister appointed him Chairman of the West Bengal Essential Commodities Supply Corporation (WBECSC), which is responsible for the procurement and distribution of paddy and other food grains in Bengal. He claimed that in this way the control of the food sector is also in the hands of Jyoti Priya through the back door.

Questions raised on appointment of corrupt retired IAS officer 

Suvendu further said that Mamata Banerjee did not stop here. To ensure smooth and efficient withdrawal of funds, he appointed corrupt retired IAS officer A Subbaiah as Managing Director of WBECSC to assist Jyotipriya Mallick.

Subbaiah is a 1992 batch Bangladesh cadre officer. Suvendu said the Chennai Anti-Corruption Bureau had registered a case against Subbiah in 2012 for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs 80 million. At that time the Chairman of Tuticorin Port was Subbaiah Chidambaranar Port.

Suvendu claimed that Subbaiah was charged by the CBI headquarters in case number RCMA1/2012/A/0055 for conspiring to commit fraud in his capacity as acting chairman of Tuticorin Port Trust. He was also given permission to prosecute. As a result, his promotion to the post of Additional Chief Secretary was stopped and his pension and other dues after retirement were also stopped. 

 Mamata held responsible 

 Suvendu said that Mamata is also the minister in-charge of the Ministry of Personnel and Administrative Reforms. He held the Chief Minister responsible for Subhaiya’s appointment. Suvendu said it is not possible to appoint a retired officer, who is on trial, tainted and accused in corruption cases, as the Managing Director of WBECSC without the consent of the Chief Minister.

Let us tell you that in the ration distribution scam worth crores of rupees, ED had arrested state minister Jyotipriya Mallik after raiding his residence and interrogating him for more than 17-18 hours.