CPM man expelled for ‘bed-of-cash’ video

The Tripura CPM leader,who was caught on camera lying on bundles of currency notes,has been expelled from the party.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Agartala | Published:October 21, 2013 12:00 am

The Tripura CPM leader,who was caught on camera lying on bundles of currency notes,has been expelled from the party for “immoral work” and tarnishing the image of the party.

Samar Acharjee,member of Bankumari Local Committee,was expelled from the party for immoral work,tarnishing the image of the party and earning money by illegal means,Subrata Chakraborty,secretary of Dukli divisional committee said. The decision to expel Acharjee from the party was taken following deliberations of the Dukli divisional committee on Saturday evening,he said.

Acharjee,a contractor by profession,was shown lying on bundles of currency notes on television footage last Thursday. Acharjee was heard in the footage saying,“I have withdrawn Rs 20 lakh from my bank account and fulfilled my long-cherished dream of sleeping on a bed of money.”

“I am not a hypocrite like other party members who depict themselves as proletariat,yet have a huge amount of money,” he was heard saying in the video footage.

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