TMC revokes suspension of two party MLAs
The Trinamool Congress on Saturday revoked suspension of two of its MLAs - Siuli Saha and Dipak Haldar, who were suspended few months ago for alleged anti-party activities.
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday held a meeting with party leaders at her residence and the decision to revoke the suspension was taken in it.
“Siuli Saha and Dipak Haldar have tendered their apologies and have sought the revoking of suspension. The party supremo (Banerjee) on Saturday decided to revoke the suspension,” TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said.
TMC had suspended two MLAs Shilbhadra Datta and Shiuli Saha, considered close to former party general secretary Mukul Roy, in June for alleged anti-party activity.
Roy, who was once number two in TMC hierarchy, was shunned by the party leadership after he spoke against it on several occasions. Although, Saha’s suspension was revoked, Datta remains suspended.
“I am happy that my suspension has been revoked and I will work for the party,” Saha said.
Haldar was suspended in September after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in a clash between rival factions of the party’s students’ front at a college in South 24 Parganas district.
In other news, after MLA Nabeenchandra Bag, 3 more CP(I)M MLAs of the Burdwan district also left the Opposition and joined the ruling Trinamool Congress.
They are now in final talks with the Trinamool Congress hierarchy and want to contest under the banner of the party at the 2016 polls. Burdwan, which was once an impenetrable fortress of the Left party is now in shambles.
They had won 6 seats in the area with one already gone due to Bag changing allegiance. With the news of three more MLAs following suit, the 2016 polls looks like a distant dream for the Opposition.