Kolkata: Eight days after he raised the standard of revolt, the Trinamool Congress yesterday announced it has suspended Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh on disciplinary grounds.
Senior leader and party MP Somen Mitra backed Ghosh, while the Congress’s claim that eight-10 Trinamool MPs could join the party after Diwali (November 2) created further uncertainty.
“Ghosh is being suspended from the party with immediate effect until further orders,” Trinamool secretary general and disciplinary committee convenor Partha Chatterjee said.
Ghosh, who has been grilled by police multiple times in connection with Saradha chit fund scam, lashed out against the party leadership at an event on September 20, alleging he was being made a scapegoat by those involved in the scam and demanded a CBI probe. Two other Lok Sabha members Tapas Pal and Satabdi Roy, who had accompanied Ghosh at the event, too aired their grievances.
Both Pal and Roy wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee regretting their act and tendering an apology. “But Ghosh did not stop his anti-party activities. He did not even respond to the show cause letter,” said Chatterjee. IANS