Mumbai: Reacting sharply to open criticism
of its election strategy, Congress today announced suspension
of Ajit Sawant, general secretary of the party`s Mumbai unit.
MPCC President Manikrao Thakre said Sawant has been
suspended for `anti-party` activities.
Sawant levelled baseless allegations against party
leaders, Thakre said.
On Monday, Sawant wrote a strongly worded letter to
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, accusing "certain leaders"
of misleading the CM and questioning the election preparation
and strategy of the party.
He raised questions on offering "winnable" seats to
the ally NCP and even raised a finger on the process of
selection of candidates. He also aired his discontent in the
"Every party worker has the right to express his views
at an appropriate forum, damaging prospects of the party at a
time when the poll process has begun will not be tolerated,"
MRCC spokesperson Kishor Joshi said.
Sawant said he had raised "points which are in the
party`s interest" and was prepared to face any action.