Boycott CPM cadres,says TMC minister

West Bengal Food and Supplies Minister Jyotipriya Mullick stoked another controversy by instructing public representatives of Trinamool Congress to boycott CPM workers and “not to mix with them”

Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:May 14, 2012 1:06 am

West Bengal 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 on Sunday,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 had got widespread condemnation. Mullick,however,justified his remarks saying he had made the comment at a conference of his party workers. When contacted on Sunday,Mullick reiterated that he had said nothing wrong. “I have not made any foul comment,” Mullick said.

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