Ritabrata Banerjee was suspended from occasion membership in June for 3 months pending additional investigation into allegations of assorted improprieties. Photo: HT
The West Bengal state committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPM, on Wednesday determined to expel Ritabrata Banerjee, a Rajya Sabha MP, for his allegedly lavish life-style and disproportionate wealth, two days after he slammed the occasion in a tv interview.
He was suspended from occasion membership in June for 3 months pending additional investigation into allegations of assorted improprieties. The choice to expel him is to be ratified by the central committee as a result of he’s an MP, mentioned a spokesperson for the CPM.
On Monday, in a tv interview Banerjee lashed out in opposition to CPM chief Mohammed Salim, one of many members of the panel which investigated the allegations in opposition to him. Banerjee couldn’t be contacted for feedback following announcement of his elimination from the CPM.
“Someone needed to bell the cat,” Banerjee mentioned on Twitter. “And I made a decision to bell it.”
“His interview on Monday was seen as gross indiscipline, and the occasion determined to not have any extra of it,” mentioned a CPM chief, who requested to not be named.
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