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Party poll questions for Adhir

Calcutta, June 2: Senior Congress leaders today criticised state party chief Adhir Chowdhury for disbanding organisational committees both at the state and district levels, putting up “wrong candidates” in the Lok Sabha polls and allegedly not visiting party workers injured in post-poll clashes.

At a meeting in the state Congress headquarters to discuss post-poll scenario, PCC general secretary Kanak Debnath said: “Adhirbabu, mere disbanding of committees won’t help you revamp the organisation.”

As Chowdhury looked the other way, Debnath asked: “Why did you not pay a visit to those party workers who were attacked by Trinamul activists after the elections? What is your answer to the choice of wrong candidates?”

Nadia Congress president Shankar Singh also dwelt at length on Chowdhury’s wrong selection of candidates, mentioning Razia Ahmed, the candidate for the Krishnagar seat who finished fourth. Singh said it was wrong to field a Calcutta-based leader for the seat.

Several other district presidents criticised Chowdhury for not visiting the Congress workers allegedly assaulted by Trinamul activists.

Chowdhury justified his stand on disbanding the organisational committees, saying: “There was nothing wrong on my part. I wanted to reconstitute them with new faces.”

He added: “There was some resentment at the meeting. But it was amicably sorted out”.