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.