Last Updated: July 28, 2022, 4:44 PM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday sacked Partha Chatterjee as minister from the state cabinet after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in the West Bengal SSC recruitment scam. Chatterjee was the education minister when the alleged irregularities took place. Chatterjee, however, continues to remain the general secretary of the Trinamool Congress.
Amid a growing chorus of his expulsion, the Trinamool Congress has convened a meeting at 5 pm. According to sources, Chatterjee is also likely to be removed as the party’s general secretary, the decision for which is likely to be taken during the meeting,
The state government issued the order of Chatterjee’s removal as minister of charge from the departments of industry, commerce and enterprises; information technology and electronics; parliamentary affairs; and public enterprises and industrial reconstruction. He has been relieved of his duties as minister in charge of these departments with effect from July 28, stated the order.