Parsurah (West Bengal):
Disgruntled Trinamool MLA Prabir Ghosal, who spoke against the leadership recently, on Monday gave party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s public rally in Hooghly district a miss, fuelling speculations about his next political move.
Mr Ghosal, however, claimed he was not invited for the programme.
“I was not invited. Whatever I have to say, I will say tomorrow”, he said.
Amid ongoing exodus from the TMC, the voices of discontentment grew louder in the TMC last week, after party MLA from Uttarpara in Hooghly district Prabir Ghosal alleged repair work of a road in his constituency was not being allowed by a faction of the party to harm his poll prospects.
Party sources said Mr Ghosal and TMC Hooghly district President Dilip Yadav have been at loggerheads over organisational matters.
Mr Ghosal joins Bally MLA Baishali Dalmiya, who was recently expelled, Domjur MLA and Minister Rajib Banerjee, who had resigned from the state cabinet and consumer affairs minister Sadhan Pande among others to voice grievance over functioning of the party.
Elections to the 294-member state assembly are due in April-May.
The ruling party is witnessing steady exit of its MPs and MLAs and joining the BJP which is making all efforts to throw Banerjee out of power.
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