Bengal government demands action against TMC MP for criticizing judiciary

New Delhi: Hours after Trinamool Congress MP and party’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee made an apparently derogatory remark against the judiciary that “a small percentage” of it was acting as a puppet of the BJP government, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. demanded strict action against them. “Red line crossed” of constitutional limits.

The governor on Sunday said the remarks made by “an honorable Member of Parliament” proved that “the constitutional institutions in the state are under attack… the attack on the judiciary is condemnable.”

Dhankhar, who is on his way to Darjeeling, told reporters in Siliguri that attacking a judge in public was a reprehensible act and attracted necessary action. “Attacking a judge – who ordered a CBI inquiry into the SSC scam – is most reprehensible,” he said, adding that “the honorable Member of Parliament crossed the red line.”

Banerjee, who is also Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, told a rally in East Midnapore on Saturday how some judges were joining hands with the BJP government to defame Trinamool Congress leaders.

“I am ashamed to say that there is a small percentage of people sitting in Delhi… Maybe there is one or two persons in the judiciary who are working as talpi bak (Bengali stockmen)”. “They have an implied concurrence with them and they are ordering a CBI inquiry in every case… even they are giving stay in the murder cases,” he said. Banerjee, however, would make any specific reference to a particular judge.

In recent days the Calcutta High Court has ordered a CBI probe into several cases, including a CBI probe into coal and cattle smuggling, conducted by the School Service Commission as well as the massive post-election school-level recruitment scam involving thousands of people. Is. Violence and Rampurhat massacre case.

Without giving any explanation for the statements made on Saturday, Banerjee on Sunday hit out at the governor, saying he was not afraid to speak the truth and would do so a thousand times.

Banerjee tweeted, “Yesterday, I said how 1% in Kolkata HC is working in tandem with the Center in the safety of some people. People are watching, they know who’s really ‘crossing the red line’, I settle my case!”

Top leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress have been facing judicial scrutiny for the past several years. Following the court’s order, senior Bengal ministers such as Partho Chatterjee and Paresh Adhikari are currently being questioned by central agencies for their alleged role in the bogus recruitment of hundreds (perhaps thousands) of people into schools, who claimed to be eligible candidates. was sidelined. Recruitment Exam.

Meanwhile, Congress Lok Sabha leader Adhir Chowdhury made a strong demand for “contempt action against Banerjee for making such filthy statements against the judges of the High Court… I am not a legal expert, I think contempt proceedings should be initiated…Abhishek Banerjee is making such statement as he knows that his party leader is in trouble…any case I have this same judiciary – which he approaches every time – that has relieved him from appearing in the Delhi offices of CBI and ED … He is so afraid of going to jail that he can make such remarks Used to be.