In an apparent warning to senior MLA Manas Bhunia who recently took over as Chairman of PAC against his party’s wishes, state Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury on Friday said he will not tolerate any indiscipline.
“I will not tolerate any sort of indiscipline in the party. I will be the last person to do so. Whatever action we take, we will let you know at an appropriate time,” Chowdhury said.
The Congress on Friday held a high-level meeting here at the state Congress headquarters. When asked to react on Bhunia’s allegation against him and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Abdul Mannan, Chowdhury said, “I don’t react to each and every statement. He is free to say whatever he wants to.”
“The party would wait for a few more days and then recommend the high command to suspend Bhunia from Congress, a senior state party leader on condition of anonymity said. “Bhunia can’t do whatever he feels like. There is a party discipline, which everybody has to follow. The ball is now in his court. We will wait for a few more days and then decide."
If he decides against stepping down, we will recommend to the high command to suspend him in order to set a precedence,” a senior Congress leader said. Lashing out at both Chowdhury and Mannan of conspiring against him and humiliating him, Bhuniya had on Thursday advised Chowdhury to keep calm and let him work as PAC chairman for one year. Bhunia, meanwhile, skipped the meeting and held a meeting of PAC in the Assembly. Chowdhury said the WBPCC was keeping a tab on the situation.