Kolkata: A reply to an RTI inquiry has contradicted BJP MLA and party Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh’s claim that he passed diploma from Jhargram polytechnic college, landing him in yet another controversy.
Ghosh, 53, in his affidavit submitted before the Election Commission ahead of the 2016 Assembly election declared he passed a diploma from Jhargram polytechnic college, even though he had given no other detail as sought by the EC is the designated column. A former RSS pracharak and a hardliner, Ghosh has triggered quite a few controversies in the past including digs at Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.
On Friday, expelled BJP leader Ashok Sarkar, who had filed an RTI query in January this year, presented the reply from Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Polytechnic that stated Ghosh did not pass the diploma from the college between 1975 and 1990.
“As per our office record, Sri Dilip Ghosh, son of late Bhulanath Ghosh, Vill. Kuliana, P.O: Malancha, P.S: Beliabera, Dist: Paschim Medinipur did not pass the Diploma in Engineering/ Technology from this institute, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar Polytechnic by name, since 1975 to 1990,” the reply singed by the principal of the college reads.
There is no other polytechnic college in Jhargram. Ghosh was born in 1964. According to his affidavit, he would have been too young to join the course before 1975 and too old to pass by 1990. He would have been 26 by 1990, whereas the highest age limit for enrolling in the 2/3 year course in 21.