The Trinamool Congress top brass on Sunday feigned ignorance of any CD that contained conversation between Bidhan Nagar Municipality vice-chairman Sabyasachi Dutta and certain TMC workers who had questioned Dutta’s defence of his induction into the party a notorious history-sheeter and a former CPM leader Bhojai Sardar.
The story that appeared in The Sunday Express today caused ripples in the political circles of the state with the opposition CPIM demanding a revamping of the police administration.
However,a couple of top leaders of the party indeed admitted of the existence of the CD and said the party should look into the matter. Mukul Roy,the party general secretary and the Union minister of state for shipping said it would be the people who would judge the performance of the Trinamool Congress government. “I am not aware of any CD. But if you think the government is not performing well it will be reflected in the elections. The panchayat elections are coming next year and if the government does not perform well it will be a loser. However,I am confident that we will come out with flying colours,” said Roy.
Saugata Roy,the minister of state for urban development,who represented Dum Dum said if indeed any CD existed the party would look into it. “I am sure the party will look into this allegation,” Roy told The Indian Express.
Purnendu Bose,the minister for labour who represents Rajarhat area refused to comment saying if he had anything to say he would take it up with the party leadership. The CPM was critical of the whole issue,saying that the degeneration has set in the state’s administration as well as the political system. “There was the allegation of the DGP mentioning that CPM is torturing Trinamool people. There was also the need for setting up the police commission. Criminals are now calling the shots. This is so unfortunate,” said CPM leader Surya Kanta Mishra.