Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expelled a Nadia leader contesting as an Independent. Tapas Saha was contesting from Tehatta against the official party candidate.
Serious about the alliance, Banerjee said: “We have been repeatedly saying and it should be clear to everybody that no rebellion against the official candidate of the alliance would be tolerated. The alliance is fighting for the change in the Writers’ Buildings and there is no place for the Independents.”
This decision came three days after Banerjee expelled Ashok Mondal, the sitting MLA from Dinhata in Cooch Behar.
With this decision, Banerjee has also put pressure on the Congress leadership to take prompt action against four party leaders — Anil Barui, Amal Mazumdar, Rajib Sheikh and Sarifuddin Munshi, who have filed nominations against Trinamool in Nakashipara, Krishnanagar South, Karimpur and Kaliganj seats.