West Bengal human rights panel`s former chief Asok Kumar Ganguly on Monday said the public standing of the state`s ruling Trinamool Congress has nosedived after the arrest and summoning of its top leaders by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.
Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of efforts to promote newspapers of the Saradha group, retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly on Wednesday said no other government anywhere in the country had tried to "dictate" to the people which dailies they should read.
A group of educationists and intellectuals came out in support of former Supreme Court judge Justice AK Ganguly, claiming that he was a victim of a conspiracy to make him resign as the chairperson of West Bengal Human Rights Commission.
Hit by successive complaints by two of its ex-students about sexual harassment during internship, the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences said they were giving final touches to a policy to handle such cases.
Rubbishing retired justice AK Ganguly`s contention that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not want him to continue as state human rights panel chief after some decisions taken by him went against her government, ruling Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy said Ganguly`s claims were not borne out by facts.
Spelling more trouble for retired apex court judge Asok Kumar Ganguly, the Supreme Court on Monday quashed two petitions seeking a stay on Centre`s move to remove him as the chief of West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) in connection with sexual harassment allegations made against him by a law intern.
The Central government has cleared the proposal for Presidential reference for ex-Supreme Court judge Asok Kumar Ganguly`s removal as head of WBHRC in connection with sexual harassment allegations made against him by a law intern.