Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Preferring to turn down his party’s plea to resign as the chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of West Bengal Assembly, senior Congress leader Manas Bhunia on Monday announced calling a meeting of the committee on Tuesday.
“I have convened a meeting of the committee tomorrow (Tuesday). I am not ready to accept that I am academically weak. I have served almost in all assembly committees. I was also a member of PAC twice,” Bhunia told media persons.
Rejecting the plea of Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan, of the Congress, plea to appoint Communist Party of India-Marxist’s Sujan Chakraborty, Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee on July 4 announced Bhunia’s appointment.
Bhunia on July 8 formally accepted his appointment the PAC chairman, claiming that he was “never officially informed about the party’s stand”. He however had admitted of having received informal requests by the party to quit the post.
The state Congress subsequently on July 9 officially requested Bhunia to quit the post and “not fall prey to Trinamool Congress’ trap”.