Timely intervention by alert party workers saved the ruling Trinamool Congress from a major embarrassment during the launch of ambulances at a rally in Red Road Friday.
According to the central government guidelines, names of the MPs whose funds were used for the project must be mentioned on the ambulances.
However, party workers were in for a shock when they saw arrested party MP Kunal Ghosh’s name on the ambulances. According to sources, all the 115 ambulances meant for the rally were purchased with the money given by Kunal Ghosh, Nadimul Haque and Shukhendu Roy from their respective MPLAD fund.
Party workers immediately erased the names of Ghosh and the other MPs replacing it with the inscription ‘Jeevan Saathi, Mamata Banerjeer anupreronay’ (with the inspiration of Mamata Banerjee). They also put up pictures of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before releasing the ambulances.
The ambulances were released on the occasion of Vivek Chetna Utsav, the concluding part of the year-long celebrations to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Mamata and her cabinet colleagues, along with chief secretary Sanjay Mitra were present. Also present were veteran actors Ranjit Mullick and Sandhya Roy along with Ramkrishna Mission secretary Swami Suhitananda.