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There's no room for dissenters, Mamata warns partymen

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Kolkata, September 30, 2013
First Published: 23:46 IST(30/9/2013) | Last Updated: 23:47 IST(30/9/2013)

In a warning of sorts, Trinamool party chief Mamata Banerjee in a general council meeting on Monday said there would be zero tolerance for leaders involved in anti-party activities.

Speaking 10 days after the show of dissidence in a north Kolkata blood donation camp, Mamata's warning was also an attempt to keep her flock together, and loyal, before the crucial 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

"There will be no compromise on anti-party activities. Not for me not for anyone. If anyone in the party commits 0.1% mischief, reject them outright. It does not matter if one is a minister, or a member, mayor-in-council, or an elected member. It is the workers and the people we are concerned with. We should not do anything so that people misunderstands us," she said.

Interestingly, Lok Sabha MP Satabdi Roy and Tapas Paul who attended the blood donation camp organised by Diamond Harbour MP Somen Mitra were seated in the front row with the chief minister.

Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, who was suspended on Saturday, Mitra and his wife MLA Skiha Mitra were the other three prominent absentees.

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