Kolkata, Jan 24: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) looks to be in a serious trouble, thanks to the growing dissidence in its ranks.
On Friday, the party's veteran MP Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, who is a former bureaucrat, directly targeted West Bengal and party chief Mamata Banerjee by referring her as a "dictator king", said Bengali news channel ABP Ananda.
Bandyopadhyay, who had joined the anti-Left platform during the Singur land movement, also sought punishment and expulsion of those members who have been found involved with the Saradha multi-crore chit fund scam.
He also said that everyone knows nothing will happen with the guilty for the person who is at the helm of affairs doesn't listen to anybody? But why did he refer the supremo as the "dictator king"? For many, Bandyopadhyay used his diplomatic skill to use the word "king" instead of "queen".
Bengal's ruling party has been facing the heat of late as one after another leader, whether state ministers, MLAs or MPs, have started to speak against the top leadership after the party faced a serious credibility crisis in the wake of the Saradha scam and the Khagragarh terror blast in Burdwan last October.
The resignation of state minister Manjul Krishna Thakur who joined the BJP recently particularly proved to be a major blow for the TMC, which decided to lock horns with the Narendra Modi-led saffron party before last year's Lok Sabha election.