Jailed former West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and aide Arpita Mukherjee’s ‘Apa’ farmhouse in Santiniketan has turned into a major attraction for tourists.
Several local rickshaw pullers on Sunday were seen ferrying tourists to the ‘Apa’ farmhouse at Taltor in Santiniketan, which was purchased by jailed Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee and his aide, Arpita Mukherjee.
“This house has become famous now. So, I thought of getting a selfie from here,” said Tapas Deb, a tourist from Baguiati in Kolkata, who was spotted clicking pictures near the mansion.
Deb had come to visit Santiniketan, where the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore resided and set up the esteemed Visva-Bharati University, for two days.
On Sunday, many tourists, who were outside their hotels to see Sonajhuri, Prantik, and Khoyai, the famous tourist spots in Santiniketan, had added the farmhouse to their bucket list.
The suspended Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee and his aide Arpita Mukherjee, who are accused in the teacher job scam, had purchased the property jointly in 2012. After the construction of the mansion, the mutation was done under Arpita’s name in 2020.