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Tripura CPM expels 60

Agartala, Sept. 12: The Tripura CPM has expelled 60 members as part of a “rectification” drive to rid the party of “elements inimical to party interests”.

In a statement after the party’s state committee meeting ended this morning, CPM state secretary Bijan Dhar said action had been initiated against a section of party workers for their anti-party activities during the panchayat elections on July 20.

The party is also looking into allegations of anti-party activities against 162 more members of the front.

“The Left Front has achieved major success in the polls. But in the process, certain weaknesses in a section of party workers, including lack of transparency, corruption and a growing tendency to gain positions in elected bodies, were exposed,” Dhar said.

He said the “rectification” would be taken to its logical conclusion. Dhar also castigated the Congress for its “negative politics”.

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