Calcutta HC Judge Threatens to Recommend EC to Scrap TMC’s Recognition

Kolkata: Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay of the Calcutta High Court stated on Friday that he would have to urge the Election Commission (EC) of India to revoke the Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) recognition and scrap its electoral symbol. Justice Gangopadhyay asserted that the TMC flouted the constitution.

“No one has the right to do anything with the Constitution of India. I might have to ask the ECI to cancel the recognition of Trinamool Congress as a political party and withdraw its party logo,” said Justice Gangopadhyay.

The justice made this remark after Manish Jain, the state’s education secretary informed the court that the West Bengal Education Minister Bartya Basu had ordered to add more teaching positions to accommodate those who were allegedly receiving their appointments illegally.

Justice Gangopadhyay then questioned how the state government could make such a decision to accept fraudulently appointed, unqualified persons.

In response, the education secretary said that he wasn’t present when the decision was made during a cabinet meeting.

Jain told the court that the State’s Minister of Education had requested legal counsel before directing the creation of new positions.

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