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Mixed responses from Trinamool and opposition parties in Bengal to Justice Gangopadhyay’s announcement

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Mixed reactions in Trinamool, Bengal opposition parties to Justice Gangopadhyay's announcement

West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and other opposition parties, including the BJP, shared mixed opinions on the possibility of Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay joining politics. Rebel Trinamool leader Kunal Ghosh welcomed the idea, while Trinamool youth leader Debangshu Bhattacharya criticized the judge’s decision.

Ghosh expressed, “I wish Justice Gangopadhyay a happy new innings. It is better if such people come to politics.” However, he also questioned whether the judge’s decision would confirm the doubts raised about his previous judgements and observations.

State BJP President Sukanta Majumdar hoped that Justice Gangopadhyay would choose the BJP due to his fight against corruption in West Bengal. He mentioned, “If people like him join politics, it will benefit the common people of the country.”

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On the other hand, State Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury extended an invitation to Justice Gangopadhyay to join their party, emphasizing his stand against corruption. He added, “I still hope that he will not tread in any political path that propagates narrowness.”

CPI-M Rajya Sabha member and senior Calcutta High Court advocate Bikas Ranjan Bhattacharya expressed hope that Justice Gangopadhyay would not join the BJP, as rumored. Justice Gangopadhyay acknowledged Bhattacharya as his mentor during his early days as a lawyer.

The diverse reactions from different political parties reflect a varied stance on Justice Gangopadhyay’s potential entry into politics. While some welcome the idea, others raise concerns about the implications of his decision to resign from judicial service.

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