Indian Express: Kolkata: Sunday, April 09, 2017.
A polytechnic college that West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh claimed to have passed out from has denied his claims in response to an RTI filed by an ousted BJP leader Ashok Sarkar.
Kharagpur MLA Dilip Ghosh had stated in the 2016 Assembly elections affidavit that he had passed diploma from Jhargram polytechnic college in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district.
However, in response to Ashok Sarkar’s RTI query, the polytechnic college replied that Dilip Ghosh had not passed out from the college from 1975 to 1990.
“As per our office record, Sri Dilip Ghosh, son of late Bhulanath Ghosh, Vill. Kuliana, P.O: Malancha, P.S: Beliabera, Dist: Paschim Medinipur did not pass the Diploma in Engineering/ Technology from this institute, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Polytechnic by name, since 1975 to 1990,” the RTI reply from the principal stated.
Vidyasagar Polytechnic College is the only polytechnic college in Jhargram. Ghosh was born in 1964, and the college accordingly calculated the maximum possible time during which he might have pursued his diploma.
Ashok Sarkar is likely to approach West Bengal governor Keshari Nath Tripathi demanding that Dilip Ghosh be expelled from the Assembly. He may also take the legal route, accusing Ghosh of faking his qualifications to the Election Commission. The Bengal BJP chief told media that Sarkar was free to move court.
Dilip Ghosh, a former RSS pracharak, has courted several controversies during the saffron party’s fight against ruling Trinamool Congress, and had recently termed their fight as between ‘Ramzada’ and ‘Haramzada’.
An FIR under the Arms Act was also lodged against Dilip Ghosh for openly displaying weapons during the Ram Navami procession in his constituency of Kharagpur.
BJP national secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has dared Mamata Banerjee to arrest Dilip Ghosh.