After sending gag SMS, Partha disagrees with CMO decision
Ironically, Commerce and Industry Minister Partha Chatterjee, who issued the diktat on behalf of the party and has been assigned as the sole authority from whom the leaders have to seek permission to speak to the media, on Tuesday spoke against the party’s decision to not invite Opposition leaders to an administrative meeting in Purulia that was chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Replying to a question on why opposition leaders were not called for the meeting, Chatterjee admitted it should not have been done. “The CPM never showed courtesy to the opposition (when it was in power) and never invited the opposition to the meetings. But I believe we (Trinamool Congress) should not do the same,” Chatterjee said.
At Monday’s meeting at Purulia, leaders of the opposition parties, including the CPM were first invited by the officials of the Chief Minister’s Office to attend the administrative meeting. However, at the last minute, they were told not to attend the meeting which was chaired by the CM.
Though Chatterjee’s disagreement may not be very sharp, but it is rare that to hear such voices in the Trinamool Congress.
Meanwhile, the party’s gag diktat has been issued in the wake of open dissent shown by two seniormost MLAs of the party — chief
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