WB govt gives key post to expelled CPI(M) leader Ritabrata Banerjee

The West Bengal government appointed expelled CPI(M) leader Ritabrata Banerjee as the Chairman of newly constituted Tribal Development Commission.

The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna, the state secretariat.

Earlier, Ritabrata had praised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal government and lauded Mamata Banerjee for always fighting for the rights of the common man.

The praise came after Mamata came down heavily on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led central government’s move to slash interest rates in PF and EPF.

Ritabrata was expelled from CPI(M) last year for anti-party activities and his luxurious lifestyle.

The Rajya Sabha MP was expelled two days after he levelled many allegations against senior leaders of the CPI(M) while appearing on a regional television channel.

(Agencies)