Calcutta, Sept. 30: Mamata Banerjee today said Trinamul would not “compromise” on discipline, the comments coming two days after party MP Kunal Ghosh was suspended for alleged anti-party statements.
“No compromise on discipline, no compromise on building the party, no compromise on anti-party activities,” Mamata said at a general council meeting at Netaji Indoor Stadium attended by about 10,000 party functionaries from Bengal and other state units.
The chief minister said troublemakers in her party accounted for “0.1 per cent”. “Jara dushtumi kore tader baad dite hobe, tader nasyat kore din (those making mischief have to be removed, they have to be decimated),” she added.
Although Mamata did not name Ghosh, Trinamul insiders said the remarks were aimed at the Trinamul MP.
Ghosh was absent from the meeting. Trinamul MP Soumen Mitra and his wife and suspended party MLA Sikha Mitra were also not seen.
MPs Tapas Pal and Satabdi Roy, who were issued showcause notices along with Ghosh but later apologised, shared the dais with Mamata.
The faction-riddled trade union wing of Trinamul and the students’ union were also asked to behave.
The chief minister iterated the party’s oft-repeated stance of one factory, one union. She also asked the Trinamul Chhatra Parishad to help build the party.
Several cases of violence on college campuses across the state have been blamed on the Trinamul students’ wing recently.
The chief minister also said the party would not take “responsibility” of any worker accused of running syndicates and extortion rackets.