Calcutta High Court Justice Abhijeet Gangopadhyay Resigns Citing Personal Reasons

Justice Abhijeet Gangopadhyay had said on Sunday that he will tender his resignation on March 5. (File Image)

He sent the copies of his resignation letter to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court TS Sivagnanam

Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay on Tuesday resigned as a judge of Calcutta High Court. Citing personal reasons, he sent the resignation to President Droupadi Murmu.

He sent the copies of his letter to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud and Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court TS Sivagnanam, sources said.

Justice Gangopadhyay arrived at his chamber at the High Court earlier today, following which his resignation letter was sent.

He is set to address the press in the afternoon, where he is likely to reveal his future plans. This comes amid speculations that he might join politics.

Earlier, News18 spoke to Justice Gangopadhyay exclusively about his plans. The former Calcutta HC judge, known for his strong opposition against the Trinamool Congress, said that he resigned because he “realised my work here is done”.

Asked about what the leaders of the ruling-TMC say about him, Gangopadhyay said “Most of the ruling party members are half-learned, which is why they are saying so. What they say does not matter me at all. They are part of the ‘half-learned club’…”

Slamming the Mamata Banerjee-led party, he said that he slams corrupt people and if they are such people, “it’s not that they have made small mistakes”, he said, adding that “these were deliberate serious errors”.

Amid speculations of his political plans, Justice Gangopadhyay said that the “The BJP is better than the TMC and also than the Congress”.

“The TMC is obviously not a political party. They are a club. The Congress is a ‘family zamindar’ party. Compared to the TMC, the Congress and BJP fare better. However, the TMC is the worst party I have ever seen…” he added.

(With PTI inputs)

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