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Sikdar criticises BJP leadership

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, Mar 3: Suspended BJP leader Tapan Sikdar today alleged that the disciplinary action taken against him was ''illegal, unethical and unconstitutional'' and urged the leadership to spell out the charges against him.

Talking to reporters, the former Union Minister said though he had sent a reply to the showcause notice seven months ago, the leadership had so far remained silent.

'' The so called suspension is illegal, unethical and unconstitutional. I do not know what my faults are. The leadership must spell out, '' he said at a programme, organised by the Shyamaprasad Jana Jagaran Manch.

Observing that a grand Opposition alliance in West Bengal was a necessity to fight the ruling Marxists, Mr Sikdar held the state BJP responsible for not being able to go for an honourable seat adjustment with Ms Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.

He also criticised the state BJP, headed by Mr Tathagata Ray allegedly for precipitating the organisation in the state.

'' The role of the state BJP over the past three years is not good. It was due to the inability of the state leadership that the party has been in a decadent state, '' he opined.

To a question, Mr Sikdar said neither would he campaign for any party in the coming Assembly elections nor would he join any other party.


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