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CPM man in Trinamul

Siliguri, March 23: A CPM leader of Siliguri joined the Trinamul Congress today, saying he wanted to work for development and was “feeling suffocated” in the Left party.

Jayanta Moulik, a former councillor of Siliguri Municipal Corporation and the secretary of the Siliguri local committee No 2, was handed over a Trinamul flag by the party’s Darjeeling district president and minister Gautam Deb.

“I was feeling suffocated in the CPM where I didn’t have an opportunity to work for development. The CPM has become full of pessimistic people. I was contacted for the first time by Gautam Deb in August, 2013, (to join Trinamul). I joined Trinamul as I wanted to work for development,” Moulik told journalists in the Trinamul Congress office here this afternoon.

He was the councillor at the SMC from 2003 to 2009.

Jibesh Sarkar, the working secretary of the CPM’s Darjeeling district committee, said Moulik had already been expelled from the party for “his anti-party activities, indiscipline and opportunistic attitude”.