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Sunday, October 28, 2012
Congress MLA Krishnendu Choudhury’s Joining Trinamul Finalized
Malda, October 26, 2012: Joining the Trinamul Congress for redoubtable English Bazaar Congress MLA and local civic body chief Krishnendu Choudhury is now only a matter of time. The official declaration would soon be made, Choudhury hinted.
It may be mentioned that Choudhury manifested his strong disgust several times against ‘dominance of Khan Choudhurys’ in Congress politics in Malda and negligent of the grass-root Congress workers by them.
Recently the relation between the district Congress committee (DCC) president AH Khan Choudhury (Dalu) and Choudhury turned quite sour and the latter alleged that he had been deliberately neglected by the former out of apprehension of Choudhury’s ‘dynamism and popularity.’
Choudhury today said to Voice of Malda, “Dalu babu made all possible efforts to subdue me in politics. He tried to prevent the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi from holding election campaign last year. When Gandhi held a public meeting in English Bazaar, the DCC president indulged in negative propaganda against me. Even I’m never consulted about any issue of the DCC. Hence, it seems it’s not worth staying in the Congress under his leadership.”
Aggrieved English Bazaar MLA said, “I tried to draw attention of the state Congress leaders and the AICC as well but it didn’t yield any result.”
“I have already had discussions with the chief minister Mamata Banerjee couple of times and she assured me that I would be given all independence to ensure the development of Malda,” he said. It has been also hinted by Choudhury, who was an entrusted envoy of Banerjee since her presidentship of state Youth Congress in 90’s. It’s expected that he would officially join the Trinamul before the Kali puja,
Speculations are rife that Choudhury would be included in the state cabinet soon after his joining the Trinamul. He is also confident of his victory in the by-election in English Bazaar constituency as his membership of state assembly would be forfeited if he quits the Congress.
It may be mentioned that Choudhury, who was the district Trinamul president till 2006, quit the party and joined the Congress and elected an MLA for two consecutive times.
He also hinted that a large number of Congress leaders ‘frustrated with Khan Choudhurys’ would also join the Trinamul after he quits the party.
It has been learnt from sources that Khan Choudhury, however, hasn’t considered Choudhury’s move with importance. “It’s his personal issue and what I can say in this regard,” Khan Choudhury said.