QKolkata: ED Summons Actor Prosenjit in Rose Valley Scam & More

1. ED Summons Bengali Actor Prosenjit in Rose Valley Scam

Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 19 July in connection with Rose Valley chit fund scam. The actor said he will cooperate with the agency.

“I wouldn’t like to comment on it. Since you all want to know, a notice has been sent to my company, not to me as an individual. As a responsible citizen, I will cooperate. I have no reason for not cooperating with the investigating agencies,” Prosenjit told reporters on Tuesday.

Sources said Prosenjit had reportedly starred in a film whose total production cost was shown on paper at only around Rs 5 lakh. The ED suspects the Rose Valley Group undervalued the production cost on papers and that it used the depositors’ money to fund the extra cost.

(Source: The Indian Express)

2. Trinamool Mayor Sabyasachi Dutta's Fate to Be Decided on July 18

Thirty-five of the 41 councillors of the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation on Tuesday, 9 July, signed a petition to move a no-confidence motion against Trinamool mayor Sabyasachi Dutta and handed it to chairperson Krishna Chakraborty.

The chairperson later said the motion would be put to vote on July 18.

Deputy mayor Tapas Chatterjee, also of Trinamool, handed over the petition to the chairperson in the presence of a number of councillors from the party.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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3. Eight Councillors Return to Trinamool

Eight of the 16 councillors of Halisahar municipality who had joined the BJP in New Delhi on May 28 returned to the Trinamool Congress on Tuesday, restoring the control of the civic body to the ruling party of Bengal.

Municipal affairs minister Firhad Hakim paraded the eight councillors at a news conference on the premises of the Assembly building and claimed that they had been “terrorised” into defecting to the BJP and returned to Trinamul out of their “love” for CM Mamata Banerjee.

(Source: The Telegraph)

4. Khudiram ‘Mistake’ to Be Rectified

A Class VIII history textbook of the Madhyamik board will be reviewed to rectify the “mistake of calling freedom fighter Khudiram Bose a terrorist”, education minister Partha Chatterjee said in the Assembly on Tuesday.

A committee, headed by Trinamool MLA Jiban Mukhopadhyay, a retired college teacher in history, will examine the content of the textbook and correct the “mistake”, the minister said.

The decision to form the committee was announced in response to a complaint by Pradip Saha of the CPM in the Assembly two days ago. Saha had said Khudiram had been called a “terrorist” in the Class VIII history textbook and demanded that the “mistake” be rectified.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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5. Bengal Congress President Somen’s Resignation Over Defeat Rejected

The Bengal unit of the Congress has claimed that its state president Somen Mitra had tendered his resignation on Monday taking responsibility for the party’s poor performance in the general election, but the national leadership rejected it.

A statement by the Congress said the party’s Bengal minder, Gaurav Gogoi, refused to accept the resignation and asked Mitra to continue in the post.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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