Kolkata: Controversial Trinamool Congress
MP Kabir Suman, who earned the wrath of party supremo Mamata
Banerjee for supporting the Maoist cause, has claimed she all
along knew of his leanings.
"I came to know that she (Mamata) said she had no idea
that I am a supporter of extremists. She also said she can
sack me in just one second but she refrained from doing so
because in that case I will get an opportunity," the MP posted
on his website.
Kabir Suman, who was elected from Jadavpore Lok Sabha
constituency, went on, "Just as you could not ascertain that
I am an extremist, I too could not realise many things. If I
had the vision and the mental power, I could have realised
In the same website, the MP, who is a popular singer as
well, uploaded a song titled `Hero` penned and sung by him
eulogising late Maoist leader Kishenji without naming him.
He uploaded another song, this time praising Jagori
Baskey, another Maoist guerrilla fighter, who had surrendered
to the authorities recently.
In a rebuttal of Mamata`s comment that it was a `mistake`
on her part to have nominated him as a party candidate, Kabir
Suman threw a challenge to her in a 14-page document posted on
"Let her expel me. I had communicated to her some months
ago over telephone that I will keep myself off, if she asks me
so. Before that, after some differences with her on my
composition of songs on Chhatradhar Mahato (leader of
Maoist-backed PCAPA) in Jangalmahal, I informed her that I am
not an MP of any political party, I am Suman first."