WB: Rebel minister not to attend Mamata meeting
Singur: Trinamool Congress minister Rabindranath Bhattacharya, unhappy since the change in his portfolio, on Thursday said he would not attend Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s administrative meeting here tomorrow and would also quit politics `if his health did not permit`.
"I am not leaving the party now. But if my health does not permit, I will quit politics," Bhattacharya a two-time MLA from Singur who has not been attending office after the change in his portfolio from Agriculture to Statistics, told reporters here.
Asked if he would attend tomorrow`s administrative meeting, Bhattacharya, a stalwart of the Singur agitation and a Trinamool Congress member since it came into being in 1998, said he did not get a formal invitation.
"I did not get a formal invitation to attend the meeting. So I will not go," he said.
Bhattacharya had complained that the change in his portfolio meant that the party took a dim view of his performance.
The administrative meeting, which was supposed to be held at Chinsurah, the district headquarters of Hooghly, was shifted to Singur apparently to satisfy him.
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