According to a report published in Ei Samay newspaper, Golam Kuddus, the zonal committee secretary from Rampurhat has five sons and daughters-in-law. He was having a happy family life before his youngest daughter-in-law Shahina Yasmin decided to contest the election on the Congress ticket from Rampurhat No 1 panchayat samiti.
The district leadership did not take it lightly and allegedly asked Kuddus to terminate all relation with his youngest son and his wife. He has reportedly been asked to distribute leaflets in the locality to let people know about the decision, said the report.
Shocked by his father's decision, Sirajul Islam said it was unbelievable that his father could make such a big issue out of a mere ideological difference. A local CPI(M) MP justified the move, saying it was necessary to alienate the father from his son and daughter-in-law to save the party's image, said the report. The district Congress, however, expressed disbelief at this incident.
But it is always like that in West Bengal. One's political identity is more than anything else. The Left has blessed the state with such socio-political engineering for a long, long time.