Map row: WBBSE chief whip files complaint against Raju Banerjee
Kolkata: President of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) Kalyanmoy Ganguly on Friday lodged a complaint with the police against BJP leader Raju Banerjee for making a "false statement".
Banerjee had alleged that some state schools had distributed a distorted map of India among Class X students appearing in the pre-board examination. State Education minister Partha Chatterjee, on the sidelines of the convocation at Burdwan University, rubbished the allegations by Banerjee and said that the government is ordering a probe by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in this case.
"The Board never supplied such maps to students and it is a conspiracy by BJP to malign the image of the Bengal government. Those who are trying to spread such canards will not be spared. I have already spoken to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in this regard," said Chatterjee.
According to police sources in East Bidhannagar police station where the complaint was lodged, Ganguly alleged that the map which left out Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh, was never supplied to the students by the Board and that the BJP leader had "forged" it to mislead the people.
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Headquarters (Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate), K Sabari Raj Kumar, confirmed receipt of the complaint and said, "We are investigating the matter."
Recently, Raju Banerjee, while addressing a Press conference, claimed that maps of India provided to the students left out J&K and Arunachal Pradesh. "It is unfortunate that the Indian map distributed to students in some state-run schools for the Geography test showed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), Aksai Chin and Arunachal Pradesh as being out of India. I am sure that the Trinamul Congress Teachers' Association is responsible for the blunder. We have sent a letter to the HRD Ministry for immediate intervention," he had said.