Food and Supplies Minister Jyotipriya Mullick stoked another controversy on Sunday by instructing public representatives of Trinamool Congress to boycott CPM workers and not to mix with them. Weeks ago,he had asked his fellow party colleagues not to enter into any marital relationship with families having CPM supporters.
Addressing a party workers conference at Ganganagar near Madhyamgram in North 24-Parganas today,Mullick advised his party colleagues not to maintain contact with the CPM cadres as taking political revenge against the CPM will become a difficult task for them if they do so. Never speak to them (CPM workers) on roads. You will become weak while taking political revenge against the CPM if you stay in touch with them, Mullick said.
His earlier remark too had raised a storm with widespread condemnation. A maverick Mullick,however,did not change his stance and justified his remarks saying he had made the comment at a conference of his own party workers. When contacted today,Mullick reiterated that he had said nothing wrong. I have not made any foul comment. I had earlier said the same thing. This time too,I made the comment at a gathering of our party colleagues, Mullick said.