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Bhunia to complain to Speaker about members skipping PAC meetings

Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Manas Bhunia will complain to the Speaker Biman Bandopadhyay about the members who are skipping the meeting. Sukhbilas Burma, Congress MLA on Friday attended the meeting. However, two other MLAs Asit Mitra and Shankar Singh skipped the meeting. The Left Front MLAs also did not come for the meeting.

Manas Bhunia said he would complain to the Speaker about the “habitual absentees.” Friday was the sixth meeting of the PAC. When asked why Burma joined the meeting, Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan said there was a communication gap and so he joined Friday’s meeting.

Political experts said Mannan was setting a bad precedence and he was trying to settle personal score with Bhunia. The post is for one year and he could have easily allowed Bhunia to complete his term and then plead for Sujan Chakraborty. An MLA from the principal Opposition party is made the chairman of PAC.

“How can Mannan plead for a person whose party has bagged only 26 seats in the Assembly. Moreover the Central Committee of the party to which Chakraborty belongs has described the alliance with Congress as not in consonance with CC’s decision. It has made it clear that with Congress movement against terror unleashed by Trinamool Congress can be held by no political alliance,” they said adding Chakraborty had made it very clear that he had not requested either Mannan or WBPCC president Adhir Chowdhury for the post.

They said it was interesting to note that there had been massive erosion of support base for both the parties. Two municipalities in Murshidabad have gone under Trinamool’s control. “But the leaders are not interested in checking the erosion and on the contrary, are busy setting their own personal scores.”

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