Tripura CPI-M takes disciplinary action against 13 leaders

July 10th, 2008 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Agartala, July 10 (IANS) Rattled by internal feud, the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Tripura has taken disciplinary action against 13 top state and district level party leaders. The 13 leaders against whom disciplinary action has been taken include former minister Sudhir Das and divisional committee secretary Ranjit Ghosh.

“The state leadership tried to resolve the rivalry among a section of senior leaders in Kamalpur in Dhalai district, but the party has failed to do so,” said Bijon Dhar, CPI-M central committee member.

He said the leaders had sabotaged the party’s official candidates in the February 23 assembly elections and later attacked party offices and houses of leaders.

A CPI-M statement, issued after the two-day state committee meeting, also said that the senior leaders have investigated the entire matter before taking disciplinary action, first of its kind in the history of CPI-M in Tripura.

The disciplinary action includes, exclusion of two top leaders from the state committee, besides suspension ranging from three months to six months of others.

The Left party will hold its three-day state conference August 3 here and CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat, party’s politburo member Sitaram Yechury, West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and his Kerala counterpart V.S. Achutanandan are expected to attend it.

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