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Mamata to meet ailing Sudip in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is all set to meet ailing MP of her party Sudip Bandyopadhyay in a private hospital in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.

Partha Chatterjee, secretary general of the Trinamool Congress, said: "Banerjee is scheduled to visit Bhubaneswar on April 18 and the only reason of her visit is to meet Sudip Bandyopadhyay".

He further added: "There is no schedule of the party supremo to attend any other political programme during her forthcoming visit to Bhubaneswar."

It may be mentioned that Bandyopadhyay wanted to meet the party supremo. Thus, the Chief Minister had decided to go to Bhubaneswar to meet him, who was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Rose Valley group scam. Standing beside the four-time MP, Banerjee had said that he was arrested as he had raised his voice against the hasty decision of the Centre to demonetise high-value notes. He had raised his voice in Parliament against demonetisation.

The party supporters had organised rallies to protest against the Bandyopadhyay's arrest, stating it to be an outcome of vendetta politics.

The Chief Minister had been busy in attending different programmes of the state government in several districts and at the same time she also headed administrative review meetings. Thus she decided to visit Bhubaneswar on April 18 to meet Bandyopadhyay.

The MP was arrested on January 3 in Kolkata and taken to Bhubaneswar where he was produced before a Special Court. After around nine days, he fell ill during his stay in the Special Correctional Home in Jharpada and got admitted in the jail hospital on January 12. He was suffering from chest pain. He was undergoing treatment in the hospital. But the infrastructure needed for his treatment was not available in the hospital and doctors felt it was absolutely essential to shift him to a better hospital and he was, subsequently, taken to a state-run hospital. He was subsequently shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.

His family members had moved court seeking permission to shift him to a super-specialty hospital.

Following the court's order, Bandyopadhyay was shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar in mid-March and he is still admitted there.

Now, the Chief Minister is scheduled to visit Bhubaneswar to meet Bandyopadhyay on Tuesday, said Chatterjee rubbishing all possibilities of the party supremo's visit to Bhubaneswar for a political rally.
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