Did state BJP President Dilip Ghosh lie about his academic credentials?
Former BJP West Bengal State Committee member Ashok Sarkar has said that he will write to Speaker Biman Bandopadhyay to conduct a probe into the educational qualification of state party unit president and MLA Dilip Ghosh. Ghosh had declared in an affidavit before the Assembly elections that he had studied at Jhargram Polytechnic.
However, later it was found that the name of the educational institution was Iswarchandra Vidyasagar Polytechnic. Sarkar said that the polytechnic had stated in reply to queries raised by him in an RTI regarding Ghosh's educational qualification that Ghosh did not study there between 1975 and 1990. Also, it could not confirm his residential address or his father's name as stated in the affidavit. Sarkar said he would write to the Election Commission of India and the State Election Commission and request them to conduct an inquiry into the matter.
"How could an MLA give a false declaration about his educational qualification in an affidavit," questioned Sarkar, who was expelled from the party two months ago for raising questions on the way Ghosh was functioning.
He had alleged that Ghosh had deliberately cornered the BJP old guard and had gifted key posts to those who had recently crossed over to the party from the CPI(M). When contacted, Ghosh refused to comment on the matter.