BJP, Trinamool Spar Over Minister’s Nationality Before Parliament Session

BJP, Trinamool Spar Over Minister’s Nationality Before Parliament Session

BJP, Trinamool Spar Over Minister's Nationality Before Parliament Session

Nishit Pramanik was included within the Central cupboard in the course of the current reshuffle (File)

New Delhi:

On the eve of Parliament’s monsoon session, the citizenship of Nishit Pramanik, Minister of State for Home and an MP from West Bengal, is creating ripples.

Last Friday, Ripun Bora, Congress MP from Assam and state Congress chief, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in search of an inquiry into Mr Pramanik’s homeland and nationality. The 35-year-old was included within the Central cupboard in the course of the current reshuffle.

In a tweet, Mr Bora referred to some media stories and shared his letter to the Prime Minister. “It’s a matter of grave concern {that a} international nationwide is an incumbent Union Minister,” he wrote.

Now Trinamool leaders, too, have raised the problem. “Rajya Sabha MP board are asking all the appropriate questions,” tweeted West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu.

Indranil Sen, one other state minister, stated he was “shocked and shocked to be taught that Union Minister Nishit Pramanik could be a citizen of Bangladesh”.

The BJP has, nonetheless, brushed apart such views. “Let them present proof. Just pointing fingers isn’t sufficient,” the celebration’s West Bengal spokesperson Samik Bhattacharya has informed the media.

No proof has been introduced but by anybody who has delved into the matter of Mr Pramanik’s citizenship.

Questions have been first raised after a Facebook submit, apparently originating in Bangladesh, referred to his appointment as Minister of State and described him as “the profitable son of Harinathpur within the Palashbari police station space of ​​the Gaibandha district of Bangladesh”. “He studied pc science in West Bengal,” it added.

The submit by Poojar Mela, which describes itself as a spiritual group in Bangladesh, has since been deleted.

Mr Pramanik’s Lok Sabha bio says his homeland is Dinhata in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district and that he has a bachelor’s diploma in pc functions.

This is not the primary time the Cooch Behar MP has made it to the headlines in current instances.

His schooling qualification, too, has been questioned by Trinamool leaders whereas he additionally faces over a dozen felony instances, together with one involving homicide.

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