Partha Chatterjee was just like cancer for the party, TMC leader said.
Kolkata: Partha Chatterjee, a former minister of West Bengal who was imprisoned after a large sum of cash was recovered at the residence of his aide Arpita Mukherjee, was a cancer for the party, Trinamool Congress leader and the mayor of New Barrackpore, Prabir Saha, said in a public gathering.
Partha Chatterjee was just like cancer for the party. He was thus separated from the body. Whenever there is cancer, it is taken out of the body. Saha was heard saying in a now viral video of the address.
The party broke away from Partha Chatterjee due to his involvement in corrupt practices.
Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in July for his alleged involvement in Bengal’s teacher recruitment scam.
The financial probe agency recovered over Rs 50 crore in cash and gold at his aide Arpita Mukherjee’s home. She was arrested. The next day, Chatterjee was also apprehended.
Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee dismissed him from all posts and from the party as well.