Five TMCP presidents to be removed from post

The decision was taken during a state committee meeting of the students’ union wing of the ruling party, TMC general secretary Partha Chatterjee told mediapersons.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:September 8, 2016 1:12 am

Following recent incidents of alleged misbehaviour by Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad on college campuses, the party leadership on Wednesday has decided to remove TMCP presidents of Kolkata North, Kolkata Central, Kolkata South, South-24 Parganas and East Midnapore from their posts.

The decision was taken during a state committee meeting of the students’ union wing of the ruling party, TMC general secretary Partha Chatterjee told mediapersons on Wednesday. During the meeting, it was also decided that the TMCP unions at Jaipuria College, Shantipur College and Scottish Church College would be dissolved following recent factional clashes at these institutions.

Announcing an elaborate set of guidelines to instil a sense of discipline among TMCP members, Chatterjee asked them not to be involved in any activity which would taint the reputation of an educational institution or the party.

“You (TMCP leaders) should refrain from indulging in anything which would bring a blemish to the institution and the party. TMCP unions are instructed not to interfere in the college functioning and under no circumstances should they intervene in matters which are related solely to teachers,” Chatterjee, who is also the state education minister, told mediapersons here.

He also directed TMCP members not to hold any gherao or sit-in demonstrations for anyone’s personal interest, adding that they are also not allowed to enter offices of the principal or vice-chancellor to protest over any issue.

Chatterjee added that a final decision on the proposed changes in the TMCP state committees would be taken after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s return from her trip to Munich.