Budhhadev Bhattacharjee sorry for his anti-bandh remarks, accepts punishmentAugust 29th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, August 29 (ANI): Central committee member of the Communist Party of Marxist Shyamal Chakraborty on Friday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee has been censured by partys Politburo for his anti-bandh stand and he has accepted the punishment.
The Chief Minister has been censured by the Politburo for his anti-bandh stand and he has not opposed it and accepted the decision, Chakraborty said.
Chakraborty said the “censure” is one of the several penal provisions in the CPM constitution.
While reacting to Buddhadevs action against shutdown the CPM Politburo had said on Thursday that the party firmly stood for the “fundamental right” of the working class to strike.
Buddhadev had said on August 26 during an Assocham interactive session that he would not keep silent if a shutdown was called by his party.
I do not support any bandh, but at the same time, I am member of a political party. So long I have kept mum. But now I will speak out, he said. (ANI)