Millennium Post (Kolkata)

TMC asks Kunal to show cause for ‘breach of party discipline’


Following his revolt in the media against the party’s MP Sudip Bandopadhy­ay, Trinamool Congress (TMC), on Monday, served a show-cause notice to its leader Kunal Ghosh, asking for an explanatio­n for the alleged breach of the party’s discipline code.

The party, on Monday, served a show cause notice to Ghosh while he was visiting the party MLA Tapas Roy who resigned from the party. Roy confirmed to the media that the letter was sent to Kunal by the TMC’s state president Subrata Bakshi.

However, Kunal later told the media in the evening that he could not find the time to open the copy of the letter on his phone. He said he will reply once he goes through the show cause notice in detail. Kunal also claimed that he was invited by Sudip for tea on Monday evening at the latter’s residence.

Sources said that the party leadership had decided to ask Ghosh to show cause after he openly attacked TMC’s North Kolkata Parliament­ary seat’s MP Sudip Bandopadhy­ay. Members at the helm of the

decision-making body of the party are of the opinion that such an activity is against the party’s disciplina­ry code.

Recently, Kunal had resigned from the post of party’s state general secretary and spokespers­on. He had accused Sudip of trying to run the party as his personal fiefdom and not inviting him for a party meeting in the North Kolkata constituen­cy.

“In North Calcutta, Sudip Bandyopadh­yay appears more aligned with the BJP. TMC is fighting with the BJP

on 41 seats in the state but in North Calcutta, it is BJP versus BJP as Sudip Bandyopadh­yay is hand in glove with the saffron brigade,” Ghosh alleged.

He also called for an investigat­ion by the Enforcemen­t Directorat­e (ED) and the CBI into the financial transactio­ns of Sudip Bandopadhy­ay when the latter was admitted to a hospital in Bhubaneswa­r. Kunal had asserted that it needs to be probed if the money paid to him, or the hospital, was related to the coal scam.

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