"We are happy at the Cabinet decision. We have been demanding the removal or resignation of Justice Ganguly for a long time. Since it does not seem likely that he will resign, the legal process must be gone through and this step is the first one," senior TMC leader and party's Lok Sabha member Saugata Roy said.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had written twice to President Pranab Mukherjee requesting urgent action against Justice Ganguly.

Earlier in the day, the retired judge said he has not yet 'decided' on whether to resign as the chairman of WBHRC.

"I have not decided anything," Justice Ganguly said.

Demands for his resignation from WBHRC have been made by several quarters after a three-judge Supreme Court panel had indicted the judge over allegations of sexual harassment of a female law intern in December, 2012.

(Agencies)

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