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CPM pulls up Mollah for criticising Buddhadeb

The CPI(M) on Tuesday censured outgoing West Bengal land & land reforms minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah for publicly holding his cabinet colleagues Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Nirupam Sen responsible for the defeat of the Left Front in the assembly polls. HT reports.

kolkata Updated: May 17, 2011 23:14 IST
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The CPI(M) on Tuesday censured outgoing West Bengal land & land reforms minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah for publicly holding his cabinet colleagues Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and Nirupam Sen responsible for the defeat of the Left Front in the assembly polls.

This comes less than a month after the party censured a former MP for using abusive language about Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee.

On Tuesday Mollah was censured at the party’s state secretariat meeting here and was cautioned that such an act should not be repeated.

On Monday, the party politburo too expressed displeasure at Mollah’s public criticism of Sen and Bhattacharjee, with general secretary Prakasah Karat saying that such criticism should be made within the party and not in public.

This is the fourth time that Mollah had been criticised for making critical statements.

Soon after the election results were declared, making a reference to Bhattacharjee’s industrialisation policy, Mollah described the outgoing chief minister as “someone, unable to catch a non-poisonous snake, tried to catch a keute (a very poisonous snake)”.

As regards outgoing industry minister Sen, Mollah’s observation was “he was the chief architect of disaster”.

Mollah’s public posture came in the way of his not being appointed leader of the opposition in the new assembly and the job going to Suryakanta Mishra, outgoing health minister.