Congress to show cause BAengal lawmaker Bhunia for ‘indiscipline’

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Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) Adhering to instructions from the central leadership, the West Bengal Congress is all set to show-cause its MLA Manas Bhunia for accepting the post of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman in defiance of the party.

Notwithstanding the party’s repeated pleas, Bhunia, a former state unit president, accepted the PAC chair and also convened its meeting and urged the party to let him continue in the post for a year.

State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on the day held a meeting with party vice president Rahul Gandhi in Delhi apprising him about Bhunia’s “continued defiance”.

“Gandhi said any kind of indiscipline in the party will not be tolerated. No matter how big a leader is, he has to abide by party discipline. He has asked us to show cause Bhunia and we will do that,” said Chowdhury.

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“Bhunia’s indisciplined act has disillusioned the party,” said Chowdhury who has been calling Bhunia’s appointment to the post, as a “trap” by the ruling Trinamool Congress.

While the Congress wanted the post to go to Communist Party of India-Marxist legislator Sujon Chakraborty, assemblySspeaker Biman Banerjee announced the six-time MLA as the PAC chief.

Bhunia was the state party president in 2011 when the party allied with Trinamool and defeated the Left Front, ending its 34-year-rule in the State.

“Bhunia has said he will be looking into the CAG reports during the (erstwhile) Left Front regime, its good, I don’t have any problems with that. But the question is why isn’t he looking into the CAG reports during the Trinamool regime?” added Chowdhury.

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