Sardha Scam: Bengal Minister Steps down
Kolkata: West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra resigned from the State Cabinet on Wednesday, 18th November 2015.
The development comes on a day when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), seeking for cancellation of his bail before the High Court, questioned his continuance as a Minister.
Sources at the Raj Bhavan confirmed that the Minister's resignation has been sent to the Governor for his consideration.
Arrested for his involved in the multi-crore Saradha scam, Mr. Mitra was granted bail by a lower court on October 31, nearly 11 months after his arrest on December 2014.
'A desperate attempt'
Political parties in the Opposition described Mr. Mitra’s resignation a “desperate attempt” to prevent his bail getting cancelled by the court.Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had refused to accept Mr. Mitra’s resignation and said that he would continue to remain a Minister despite his arrest.