Trinamool Congress Chatra Parishad (TMCP) president Jaya Dutta has sent out a strong message to her party activists and leaders of students union at various colleges that the party is not going to tolerate any anti-party activists.
Dutta on Monday held a meeting with leaders and workers from her party organisation in 20 colleges from central Kolkata and asked them to strictly follow the principles of the party; otherwise action will be taken against those who will be found to have violated the norms laid down by the party.
The caveat comes after it was alleged that some union leaders at various colleges, belonging to the students’ wing of the ruling Trinamool Congress, were taking money from some students with an assurance that they will be provided admission into the college of their choice.
As soon as the complaints surfaced, senior leaders of the TMC asked Dutta to take necessary steps in this regard, as it was giving the party and the organisation a bad name. It may be mentioned that TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has time and again stated that any anti-party activities would not be tolerated. She has also taken several steps to bring transparency in the functioning of the party and within the administration as well.
Dutta has taken up a number of steps to prevent such incidents in colleges. She asked senior members of the party to look into the complaints of taking money against seats with utmost seriousness and to take action against those who were found guilty.
On Monday, during the meeting in central Kolkata with youth leaders and party members, Dutta discussed various points. It has been learnt that the TMCP president gave a clear message that anything that tarnishes the image of the party will not be tolerated. If anybody would be found to have violated any guidelines of the party, he or she may be thrown out.
It has often been alleged that the custom of collecting money from the students seeking admission at various colleges across the state in exchange of seats was introduced by the Students Federation of India, who almost mastered the art of extorting money from the students. They allegedly used to make back door admission at various colleges in exchange of high fees.
Dutta said: “We are holding meetings with the senior leaders of the party organization at various colleges reminding our fellow colleagues about the principles of our organisation. We have also issued an instruction that action will be taken against those who will be found to have been indulged in malpractices.”