Arpita Ghosh expels three TMC leaders over multiple charges
BALURGHAT: South Dinajpur Trinamool Congress president Arpita Ghosh expelled three party leaders on Tuesday. Prasanta Mitra, Chiranjit Mitra and Ratan Ghosh were removed after receiving several charges like extortion of money from public, corruption and anti-party activities.
Ghosh announced the message of their removal at a press conference in Balurghat Municipality's seminar hall Subarnatat.
"Trinamool Congress-led Gangarampur Municipality chairman Prasanta Mitra, assistant public prosecutor of Gangarampur court Chiranjit Mitra and Trinamool trade union leader Ratan Ghosh are being expelled from the party as there were serious objections like extortion of money from public, corruption and anti-party activities being brought against them. Soon, the party will announce the name of the new chairman of Gangarampur Municipality instead of him, as we have majority there. We have also decided to call a no-confidence motion against Prasanta," Ghosh said.
It may be mentioned that Prasanta and Chiranjit are brothers of Biplab Mitra, former district Trinamool president, who joined BJP on Monday.
Announcing the stern message of their removal and stating that the party has majority in Trinamool-led South Dinajpur Zilla Parishad and Buniadpur Municipality, Ghosh said: "We still have majority in South Dinajpur Zilla Parishad, even when a group of elected members have announced to join BJP, along with one of our veteran leaders (without naming Biplab Mitra). The members said they were misguided by him and expressed their wish to come with us. Therefore, BJP's dream of capturing the Zilla Parishad and two municipalities of Gangarampur and Buniadpur will not be fulfilled."
"If anyone is thinking of leaving our party, he/she may leave but the elected members, either from Zilla Parishad or Municipality, have some limitations as they were elected on our party ticket. We will also recommend cancelling their memberships through official procedure shortly," she said.
Ghosh also announced popular Trinamool leader Majiruddin Mondal's name as new district INTTUC (Indian National Trinamool Trade Union Congress) president, as the post had been lying vacant since long.