A day after the swearing-in ceremony of Nisith Pramanik, the BJP’s Lok Sabha MP from Cooch Behar, the Trinamul Congress has raised a red flag over the "contradictory" education details in his election affidavits and Loksabha's website.
Taking to Facebook, Trinamul Congress Cooch Behar district president Partha Pratim Roy has shared the screenshots of the contradicting affidavits submitted by the MP.
Pramanik, who has been appointed as the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, is yet to reply to the controversy.
As per the report by The Wire, Pramanik, in his Bengal and Loksabha election affidavit, had written Madhyamik Pariksha or secondary exam as his highest educational qualification. However, as per the information on the Parliament/Loksabha website, the minister has done Bachelor of Computer Applications (B.C.A.).
Nisith Pramanik is a Lok Sabha MP for Cooch Behar in West Bengal. He is serving his 1st term as MP. He was a member of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) before joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in March 2019. He had contested the recent Bengal assembly elections. However, he resigned from the assembly to retain his seat.
In teh recent cabinet reshuffle, four BJP MPs from West Bengal were inducted into the Modi cabinet and were given MoS posts. The leaders include Bankura MP Subhas Sarkar, Cooch Behar MP Nisith Pramanik, Bongaon MP Shantanu Thakur and Alipurduar MP John Barla.
Forty-three ministers, including seven who were elevated as cabinet ministers, took the oath of office at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan held with protocols related to COVID-19.
(With inputs from agencies)