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A day after fiery interview, Bengal CPI(M) moves to expel RS MP Ritabrata Baner...

  • A day after fiery interview, Bengal CPI(M) moves to expel RS MP Ritabrata Baner...

    Summary: On August 8, the Bengal CPI(M) recommended his removal from the state committee after a three-member committee found some of the charges to be true. The politburo of the CPI(M) is empowered to endorse any decision of the Bengal state secretariat and make a formal announcement. That may be done any day now,” said a senior central committee member. A photograph posted on social media shows the CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MP with his Apple watch and Mont Blanc pen circled in red. Banerjee was close to former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who recommended his name for the post of Rajya Sabha MP in 2014.

    The Bengal unit of the CPI(M) decided to expel Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee for disciplinary reasons on Wednesday, despite the fact that the party has just nine members in the Upper House. The 38-year-old parliamentarian had been taking potshots at the party leadership, going so far as to accuse it of being anti-Bengali, ever since he was charged with leading a flashy lifestyle and possessing wealth disproportionate to his income a few months ago. He also targeted politburo member Md Salim for allegedly maligning his image. As Banerjee is a sitting member of Parliament, the decision of the West Bengal state secretariat will have to be endorsed by the CPI(M)’s central committee, the highest executive body of the party, when it meets from October 14 to 15 in Delhi. A source said there was a high possibility of the panel going ahead with the expulsion. “There is also a chance that the party will not wait for the central committee to meet in October (to endorse the expulsion), because that would mean stretching the issue for too long , As Reported By Hindustan Times.

    According to the Newspaper,The politburo of the CPI(M) is empowered to endorse any decision of the Bengal state secretariat and make a formal announcement. That may be done any day now,” said a senior central committee member. The rebel party leader had launched a counter-offensive against the party after his bank statements were “illegally” downloaded to build a case against him. He shot off several letters to party chief Sitaram Yechury and other leaders in this regard.

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