The CPM is planning to take “strong action” against its leader Abdur Rezzak Mollah for his “repeated violation of party rules”, CPM sources have informed.
“The (party) leadership is likely to discuss the issue in the secretariat meeting on Wednesday. We have realised that he (Mollah) does not want to stay in the party,” a senior CPM leader said on the condition of anonymity.
Senior CPM leader and Politbureau member Suryakanta Mishra, however, maintained that “any decision against Mollah can only be taken in the state secretariat meeting,” a statement later repeated by former party MP and a central committee member, Mohammad Selim.
Mishra added: “I cannot comment on that (what action would be taken against Mollah). But he has been publicly censored by the party twice in the past.”
Mollah, one of the party’s key Muslim face in Bengal, on Sunday termed the Politburo members as “dalals, agents (who) have no links with the soil, with the people and the grassroots,” in an interview to this newspaper.
His statement came a day after he put up a forum Samajik Nyay Bichar Mancha – which the party has taken as a clear sign of “rebellion” – to “bring justice to Muslims, Dalits and SC/STs who form 94 per cent of the population but have been left out of development and the power structure”.
Mollah had also declared that his organisation would field candidates in 2016 Assembly election.
When the leader was contacted for his comment on the party’s “planned action” against him, he clarified that “nobody from the party has contacted me as of now”.
“They (CPM leaders) know that I would do what I want to do. And that is why they have kept me out of their book. They want to corner me in the party circle,” Mollah said.