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IPS officer who protested transfer likely to join BJP

Published : Jan 1, 2018, 1:06 am IST
Updated : Jan 1, 2018, 1:09 am IST

Ms Ghosh was believed to have sent the letters following her resignation, sources hinted.

Dilip Ghosh
 Dilip Ghosh

Kolkata: Speculation is rife that controversial IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, who recently tendered her resignation to the Mamata Banerjee government to protest her transfer, is likely to join the BJP. Sources indicated that she wrote to two senior BJP leaders: Dilip Ghosh and Mukul Roy expressing her wish to enter politics.

 Ms Ghosh was believed to have sent the letters following her resignation, sources hinted.

On Sunday Mr Ghosh, who is the state BJP president, however denied of receiving any letter from the former superintendent of police (SP) of West Midnapore). “No one has sent me any letter. No talk has taken place so far,” the Kharagpur MLA said when asked Ms Ghosh’s purpoted letter. Only a day before he also spoke about Ms Ghosh and the speculation of her joining the BJP.

At Balurghat of South Dinajpur, Mr Ghosh on Saturday said, “I have no information about her joining the BJP. It is a matter of doubt if she will think about joining the BJP because of the pain she had inflicted to us and me. But BJP has kept its door open for all.

The door has a net, which will scrutinise all before allowing them inside.” Mr Ghosh’s assembly constituency is located in West Midnapore where Ms Ghosh was the SP in her last stint.

But Mr Roy claimed that he has rapport with Ms Ghosh like he has with other IPS officers in the state. He was speaking to the media at the Kolkata Airport before leaving for New Delhi for a meeting with the BJP’s central leadership. Asked whether his rapport with Ms Ghosh led to her transfer, Mr Roy said, “Why Ms Ghosh only? All IPS officers in West Bengal are close to me.”

To trigger a confusion and mystery in the Trinamul Congress he added, “They include Rajeev Kumar (Kolkata Police commissioner) and Surajit Kar Purkayastha (West Bengal director general of police). I have been in touch with them still.”  On his contact with Ms Ghosh following her transfer, Mr Roy explained, “No further talks happened between us. I am going to New Delhi to hold talks on the party, not her.”

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