Kolkata, March 16: In an apparent swipe at sidelined Trimool Congress leader Mukul Roy, party secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Monday said anyone opposing his own party is akin to one who has “lost his mental balance”. “If someone is a member of the party and behaves like an opponent, then that person has lost his conscience and mental balance,” Chatterjee told the media here. He was quizzed on Roy’s recent comments on being prevented from entering ndigram and the subsequent reaction of the party. In a guarded response, Chatterjee stressed on party discipline.
“Since he is a member of the party, the codes of discipline applies to him in the same manner it applies to the rest,” he said. Roy was prevented from entering ndigram by his own partymen on March 14 - which the Trimool observes as “ndigram Divas” to pay homage to the 14 farmers, who were killed in police firing at the height of the anti-acquisition movement in East Midpore district. Stripped off of all party positions, the former party tiol general secretary sought to lead a separate march instead of participating in the Trimool organised martyrs’ rally. But his convoy was prevented from entering ndigram by Trimool activists, who waved black flags and flashed placards with “Mukul go back” on them. Roy’s three attempts to enter ndigram proved futile even as his party peers including secretary general and state education minister Partha Chatterjee, urban development minister Firhad Hakim and MP Subhendhu Adhikari among others attended the rally. (IANS)