Kolkata, Nov 17: Is the dissent in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) getting bigger? A number of MLAs of the party have begun expressing their displeasure over the government's functioning in the last three-and-half years and what is worse, the party has failed to rein in the dissenting voice despite repeated warnings.
According to Bengali daily Ei Samay, TMC MLAs, including a former state minister, have questioned their own government's work in various areas, including infrastructure, agriculture, corruption, road connectivity and welfare work during the assembly session and this has stirred a surprise among the observers for the TMC is a party where the words of its supremo Mamata Banerjee, currently the chief minister of the state, are final.
Banerjee has recently warned her party members not to speak in the open but the way MLAs like Sisir Adhikary and Tapan Chattapadhyay have spoken against the party in the open over its alleged indulgence in extortion an corruption, it is evident that the rift in the party is getting worse.
The party has failed to rein in the dissenting voices
Trinamool Congress Secretary General and state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said there is nothing to worry in what the MLAs said for even during the previous Left Front government, a number of MLAs had spoken against former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee. Chatterjee, however, said that he would go through what the MLAs said in the assembly.