Calcutta, Sept. 29: Trinamul MP Kunal Ghosh, who was suspended yesterday for alleged anti-party comments, today requested Mamata Banerjee, Partha Chatterjee and Mukul Roy that the order be withdrawn.
Although Ghosh refused to divulge the contents of his letter to the chief minister, the MP said he wrote to Trinamul secretary-general Chatterjee, saying he had not got a copy of an earlier showcause notice and requesting that he be allowed to make his stance clear.
“In the letter to Parthada, I have said that as the order (of suspension) was issued without giving me a chance to explain, it should be withdrawn…. I am yet to receive the showcause notice and have urged him to send me another copy. I want to reply,” Ghosh said.
Asked what he wrote to Trinamul all-India general secretary Mukul Roy, Ghosh said: “I have told Mukulda that I should be given an opportunity to clarify myself.”
The suspension order was issued two days before Mamata is scheduled to chair a Trinamul general council meeting whose focus is likely to be discipline in the party. Ghosh has not been invited to the meeting at Netaji Indoor stadium.
Mukul Roy said he had received Ghosh’s letter. “But this is not on our list of priorities.”
At an event in Calcutta on September 20, Ghosh had said he would not be made a “scapegoat” and allow the Saradha issue to fizzle out.
Trinamul sources said today that the leadership was “unlikely to agree soon” to allow Ghosh back into the party fold.