Kolkata, Jul 25: Senior Congress leader Manas Bhuniya, who was issued a show cause notice by his party for not quitting as PAC chairman, today said he will be meeting AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi to explain to them his position on the issue.
Bhuniya, MLA from Sabang, was issued the notice by state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday after he steadfastly refused to step down from the post of chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the West Bengal Assembly despite repeated requests by party leaders.
Bhuniya, a former WBPCC chief, said he had received the notice through an e-mail from the state Congress president and he would send a reply in a day or two.
"I have sought an appointment with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to explain my position. I hope they will understand it. I have been in the Congress for 46 years now, and they are humiliating me and trying to throw me out of the party," Bhuniya said.
Bhuniya, who said he was leaving for New Delhi today, had accepted the PAC chairman's post and also convened its meetings. The Congress had wanted to nominate a candidate of the CPI-M, with which it had contested the West Bengal Assembly election, for the post.