Buddha welcomes Somnath to campaign trail, silent on re-entry
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb
Bhattacharjee on Sunday welcomed expelled CPI-M leader Somnath
Chatterjee for campaigning for the Left Front in the Assembly
polls, but remained non-committal about his immediate
re-induction into the party.
"It is good that Somnath Chatterjee is campaigning. It
is a big help to the Left Front," Bhattacharjee said at a
'Meet-the-Press' programme here.
Asked about the possibility of the former Lok Sabha
Speaker's re-induction into the party, Bhattacharjee said,
"It has not been thought of yet."
Chatterjee was expelled from the CPI-M for going against
party line in the trust vote in 2008.
"There were some problems a couple of years ago. But
Somnath Chatterjee is still with the Left. He is an important
leader," Bhattacharjee said.