CPM expels rebel Mollah

Reacting to the CPM decision to expel him from the party, Mollah said it was “most welcome”.

Kolkata | Published: February 27, 2014 1:28:39 am

Veteran CPM leader and former West Bengal land and land reforms minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah, who has repeatedly slammed the party in public, was expelled from the party Wednesday. The decision came after a meeting at the state secretariat.

The press statement issued by the party said “for anti-party act and for denigrating the party’s image in public, the state secretariat has today decided to expel comrade Abdur Rezzak Mollah from the party under rule 19 and sub rule 13 of the party constitution”.

On February 23, Mollah had held a convention of his newly formed outfit, Samajik Nyayabichar Mancha, and he had announced he would field candidates in the 2016 Assembly polls.

Moreover, Mollah invited Lakshman Seth, a former MP and the alleged mastermind of the Nandigram firing incident, to his convention. The party has set up an inquiry commission against Seth. Besides, he has been lashing out at some senior party leaders since long.

Mollah, in an interview to The Indian Express, had called the politburo members “dalals” who did not have any connect with the “grassroots”.

Reacting to the CPM decision to expel him from the party, Mollah said it was “most welcome”.

“I have seen this on TV. I have not received any formal communication. It is most welcome,’’ Mollah told The Indian Express. Asked about his next step, the 72-year-old leader said: “That I will not reveal to you.’’

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