Partha Chatterjee’s Plea to Supply Prayers at Saraswati Puja Rejected
Final Up to date: January 25, 2023, 11:39 IST
Former West Bengal Schooling minister Partha Chatterjee’s want to supply prayers to the goddess of studying on the event of Saraswati Puja on Thursday has been declined.
Chatterjee, additionally the previous Trinamool Congress secretary common, is at the moment serving his judicial custody at Presidency Central Correctional Residence for his alleged involvement within the multi-crore academics’ recruitment rip-off. He had made an attraction to the jail authorities to permit him to supply his prayers on Saraswati Puja organised inside the jail compound. Nonetheless, state correctional providers division sources mentioned that his plea has been rejected on safety causes.
Comparable pleas from the previous West Bengal Board of Secondary Schooling (WBBSE) Kalyanmoy Gangopadhyay and former chairman of West Bengal Faculty Service Fee (WBSSC) Subiresh Bhattacharya, who’re additionally housed on the identical correction dwelling beneath identical prices, have additionally been turned down.
Trinamool Congress MLA and former president of West Bengal Board of Main Schooling (WBBPE) Manik Bhattacharya has additionally been denied providing of prayers on the auspicious event.
“As it’s the former minister and the others being housed at this correction dwelling face ridicules from different inmates on the occasions they’re being introduced out of their cells for official causes. As per court docket order, whereas the previous minister is being introduced out of his cell, the jail authorities must make sure that different inmates are locked of their respective cells or barracks. So, if we permit him to supply prayers on the Puja venue of the jail library, at the moment all different inmates must stay locked of their prisons. That could be a tough proposition contemplating the event. So, the previous minister’s plea has been turned down,” a senior official of the state correctional providers division mentioned, who refused to be named.
Yearly, Sarswati Puja is organised inside the Presidency Central Correctional Residence in South Kolkata. The funding is offered by the state authorities, whereas the opposite preparations are made by the inmates. Any Brahmin inmate performs the practices as per Hindu rituals as a priest on the event. Particular vegetarian menu is served to the inmates on the event.
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