TMC Expels MLA Baishali Dalmiya For Anti-Party Activities

TMC Baishali Dalmiya

According to sources, Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has expelled MLA Baishali Dalmiya from the party for anti-party activities.

The TMC said in a statement that a meeting of its disciplinary committee decided to expel Dalmiya from the party.

As per the reports, the Bally legislator had openly criticised the party and the functioning of Prashant Kishor, the advisor of Trinamool Congress Party chief. She also criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Dalmiya has been publicly speaking against TMC leadership claiming that there is no place for “honest and sincere people in the party”. Her expulsion came just hours after senior TMC leader Rajib Banerjee resigned from the cabinet. Dalmiya had also pointed out the party’s leadership for Banerjee’s resignation.

She had joined TMC in 2016, shortly after her father’s death and was given a ticket to contest the Assembly election from Bally in Howrah district.

Banerjee’s resignation and Dalmiya’s expulsion just added more number to the growing list of dissenters who have quit the party ahead of the state’s Assembly elections.

Mamata Banerjee is all set to contest the Assembly elections from Nandigram this time. Currently, that seat is held by Suvendu Adhikari, former TMC leader who recently joined the BJP. He had won the seat in 2016. Banerjee had contested the elections from Bhowanipore last time. She assured the people thereof arranging a suitable candidate for them this time. In addition, she said that she may fight for both the constituencies. Read more about it here

Last year in the month of November, Banerjee had announced that the ‘Swasthya Sathi’ heath scheme of the government will cover the entire population of West Bengal. Under this government scheme, all people of the state, irrespective of their religious affiliation, caste and creed or profession were supposed to be covered. Read more about it here

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