TMC issues show cause notices to three MPs

They made anti-party comments at an event

The Trinamool Congress leadership has issued show-cause notices to three party MPs—Tapas Pal, Satabdi Roy and Kunal Ghosh—for “anti-party comments”.

All three MPs attended a blood donation camp in north Kolkata on Friday, where they publicly criticised Trinamool policies and hinted that the party had been taken over by vested interests.

Announcing the decision to initiate serious disciplinary action if found guilty, Trinamool general secretary Mukul Roy told reporters on Saturday: “The three leaders have been show-caused for anti-party comments. The decision has been taken by the party’s disciplinary committee.”
Though he did not elaborate on the action that would be taken against them, sources said the senior leadership is peeved with all three leaders.

“They are making such anti-party comments because Pal and Roy have been told they will not be given electoral tickets this year. Ghosh is just trying to save himself because his name has got embroiled in the Saradha chit fund scam,” insiders said. Ghosh, a journalist, was chief executive of Saradha’s media ventures and played a significant role in arranging and campaigning to raise money from the unsuspecting public.


For Ghosh the situation spelt double trouble as the police summoned him for questioning in relation to the Saradha scam. The Rajya Sabha MP, who demanded a CBI probe into the scam on Friday, said that a section of party leaders were using him as a shield.

He was interrogated by the police for more than four hours on Saturday and has been summoned again on Sunday.

He claims that he is yet to receive a show-cause letter.

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