Former CPI(M) minister meets Mamata
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Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011, 20:13
Kolkata: Controversial CPI(M) leader and former minister Abdur Rezzak Mollah on Monday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said he did not require his party's permission for doing so.

"Do I require the party's permission on all issues? Why should I?" asked Mollah, who met the chief minister in the midst of CPI(M)'s two-day state committee meeting.

Mollah, who courted controversy for openly blaming ex-CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and former Industries minister Nirupam Sen for the Left Front's election debacle, said he had a prior appointment with Banerjee.

The CPI(M) leader, who was censured by the party more than once for criticising CPI(M) leaders openly, said he discussed problems of his area with the chief minister.

"I came to discuss problems of my area and I think that as a legislator I enjoy the right to meet the chief minister just as the Leader of the Opposition meets her," said Mollah, who has the distinction of scoring interrupted wins from the Canning (East) Assembly constituency since the 70s.


First Published: Monday, October 31, 2011, 20:13

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