After the Supreme Court panel indicted Justice AK Ganguly for sexually harassing an intern last year, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will raise the issue of his resignation from the West Bengal Human Rights Commission, in the Parliament.

"Someone who has violated human rights cannot continue as chairman of Human Rights Commission. We will raise this matter in Parliament", Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

"Since Supreme Court panel has indicted Justice Ganguli for his unwelcome behaviour, his continuation as Chairman WBHRC is most unwelcome," she added.

She had earlier said that the former SC judge should have resigned when the panel held him guilty of the allegations made by the law intern.

Arun Jaitley, Oppostion leader in Rajya Sabha, also demanded resignation of former judge Ganguly.

However, Ganguly maintained that the administrative powers of the apex court do not allow it to take action against a retired judge.

Jaitley reacted to this by stating that instead of adopting this 'escape route', the Supreme Court should monitor a probe into Ganguly's alleged misdeeds.

The Winter Session in the Parliament began on 5 December and the Opposition party announced that issues related to formation of Telangana, economy and inflation will also be taken up.

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