Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta after news reports claimed that over 100 staff and faculty members had formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party at a public function hosted by the saffron party on March 26.
The professors of the leading management institute said that the BJP was the only political party in the state that has a clean image.
“BJP has a clean image and the party is not affected by corruption charges. All other political parties have been accused of corruption. We believe that the BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take this country forward,” said Prashant Mishra, a marketing professor at the institute.
Dilip Ghosh, state BJP president, who was present at the event, claimed that the teachers had joined the party because they had “lost faith in the Trinamool Congress government” and wanted to be a part of the “development work” ushered in “by Modiji”.
Ghosh, during the programme, also said that he was doutbful whether the Mamata Banerjee government would be able to complete its tenure as “most of its ministers would be in jail in connection with the Narada sting tapes case”.
“Those who were seen in the video taking money will feature in the FIR, which will be filed by the CBI. I doubt whether the present state government will be able to complete its full tenure as most of its ministers will be in jail,” he said.
Hopefully West Bengal first-time expected a government which is non-corrupt.