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Retired, Nazrul Islam talks ‘poriborton’

Former IPS officer Nazrul Islam launching his three books at Kolkata Press Club, Monday. Partha Paul Former IPS officer Nazrul Islam launching his three books at Kolkata Press Club, Monday. Partha Paul
By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published on:March 4, 2014 3:37 am

He may have fallen out of favour of the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, but it seems former IPS officer Nazrul Islam shares the passion for “poriborton” (change) with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He, however, claims he is no hurry to jump into politics.
“I will have to educate my people, create an awareness and after that, if they want that we should form a political party, then we will take a decision,” Islam said while launching three books that he had penned during his days in service.  He reired on February 28.
“The so-called minority are the real majority. Organising them for another ‘poribortan’, (we) will have to face a lot of oppression. They will have to learn to tackle those,” he said, adding that no political party, was interested in working for the upliftment of the backward class. “I had been approached by the Aam Aadmi Party and I know how they work against corruption. But they too are not doing much for the backward class”.
Asked if he would join the ruling party if Trinamool Congress approached him, he said, “None of the TMC leaders have the courage to make me any such offer”.
On CPM expelling its MLA Abdur Rezzak Mollah, he said, it was just the beginning. “I had spoken against the system and was targeted. Mollah spoke.”
Asked which government, between the Left and the TMC, was better, he said, “The Left had some party structure and thus had control over their cadres. So the corruption was also was under their control. In the case of TMC, there is no control on cadres and thus no control over corruption as well.”
He said he was yet to receive any official confirmation on the High Court setting aside the Central Administrative Tribunal’s (CAT) order regarding the promotion of five IPS officers, which he had challenged. “I will move Supreme Court against the HC order.”
He said that soon after he became unpopular with the Left Front leaders, Mamata Banerjee, as the then Railway minister, offered him to come to Delhi and work in her ministry but that too was done looking at the poll prospects. “She took me for getting votes and not for my honesty. In Delhi, I was given an irregular post  and there, I investigated a corrupt senior officer and found him guilty. I later found that he had bribed his way out,” he said.

In his books, political satire on a queen, her coterie of sycophants

The three books he released Monday — Mool Nibashir Istehar (The Manifesto of the Mool Nibashi (downtrodden); Ulongini Rani  (The Naked Queen) and Bhaotadir Bhar Samuho (Collection of False Promises) — are mostly political satires against the state government.
Mool Nibashir Istehar is about how during the Vedic ages, a small coterie …continued »

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