Mend ways or no poll ticket: Mamata warns errant Trinamool MPs, leaders
Member of Parliament (MP) from Arambarh, Aparupa Poddar and some other party leaders were asked to rectify themselves, otherwise party would not give them nomination in next elections. Banerjee reportedly said this at a policy framing meeting of Trinamool Congress, held at her residence in Kalighat.
Asking the leaders to get ready for the Panchayat elections in 2018, the Trinamool chief has made it clear that there is no hands-off policy in party. The party will not spare any corruption and inner clash. The Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal was asked to solve the inner feud at Gushkara Municipality within seven days or otherwise the party will take a call. “Any party workers with such allegations of corruption and inner clashes will be expelled,” said Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee.
Hinting at stringent action against syndicates, Chatterjee also said, the party workers will not be spared if they tried to interfere in development projects of state government.
“No corrupt worker will stay in the party. We’ll take strict action if anybody is involved in such cases,” Chaterjee said after the meeting.
Trinamool Congress is now a national party. The leaders collectively congratulated party supremo Mamata Banerjee on this occasion. The recent verdict of Supreme Court has given a seal of approval on Trinamool Congress’s fight for the land losers at Singur. The party workers also extended their greetings to Banerjee, as she kept her promise to the land losers there.
Meanwhile, the party chief did not spare Arambagh MP who allegedly slapped a person at a toll plaza. “According to the party supremo, these kinds of misconduct will not be tolerated. Such activities from any public representatives can affect the image of party among the common mass,” said a senior leader.
The party chief also instructed the state’s ministers to always keep their mobile phones switched on and receive calls at “all hours”.
“Mamatadi also asked the leaders of Burdwan and the Councillors of Guskara Municipality to stop their inner feud. Kesto (Anubrata Mondal) was asked to take steps quickly or the party chief will herself take action. She also criticised the party’s leader in North Dinajpur as well” the senior leader added.
However, Partha Chatterjee further added that the Election Commission gave no information to the political parties about the change in voters’ lists. Senior party leader Mukul Roy and Subrata Bakshi had taken the matter to the Commission earlier.
Alleging that BJP was trying to tamper with the voters’ list, Chatterjee also said that a national party was trying to evoke unrest on the day of Eid.
Meanwhile, Sudeshna Chatterjee, the daughter of Rabindra Sangeet exponent Suchitra Mitra on Friday complained to the Chief Minister that a Trinamool Congress Councillor had disconnected the water connection of her house. Banerjee soon asked senior minister Subrata Mukherjee and Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee to look into the matter.
On asking the real reason, Subrata Mukherjee said, water connection of that house was duly given, but the resident of that house had flouted the norms of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) by starting commercial venture in there. The KMC workers, after discussing with the local Councillor had disconnected the water connection.