"Don't mingle with the CPM. Don't even talk to them if you meet them at a local chai (tea) shop. We have vowed to boycott the CPM socially. Our workers must make sure that nobody in their family enters into any marital relationship with any CPM leader or supporter," said Jyotipriya Mullick, food supplies minister.
Mullick even asked his party members to avoid any relative, who had anything to do with the CPM. The statement comes despite the fact that many of the local CPM members are joining the TMC after the Left's debacle in the 2011 Assembly Elections, said a report in The Times of India.
Addressing the gathering, Mullick asked the TMC members to work with dedication ahead of the panchyat elections.
"We must continue with our tirade against the CPM and make all necessary steps to isolate the party that has destroyed growth in West Bengal for the last 34 years," added the minister.