A suspended BJP leader filed an RTI on Wednesday raising questions on the educational qualifications of BJP state president Dilip Ghosh.
Ashok Sarkar, the suspended leader of the party, said: "I have filed an RTI to get correct data on educational qualification of the state BJP president Dilip Ghosh. He (Ghosh) had mentioned in the affidavit that he had submitted to the Election Commission that he had passed out from Jhargram Polytechnic College. Later, he had claimed that he had passed out from Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Polytechnic College.
"Thus, I want to know that from which educational institution has he actually passed out from and in which year, besides the other details of his educational qualification."
In this connection, Ghosh said: "I am not bound to tell him such things. These are my personal matters. He may gather the information from wherever he wants if he needs it badly."
A section of party workers are waiting for the final outcome in this connection while some believe that it has been done just to defame the BJP's state president.
According to political analysts, this may leave an effect on other leaders of the party and workers down the line as such controversy over educational qualification of the party's state president is quite unusual.
Moreover, his name had also cropped up in Shrinu murder case and the victim's mother and Trinamool Congress leader had raised allegation against him. They had alleged that Ghosh had threatened him repeatedly ahead of the 2016 Assembly elections. In a bid to make everyone believe that the allegations were false, Ghosh had demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation in Shrinu murder case.
The political analysts feel that repeated controversies over the state's president in different issues is not good for the party.