In a serious reshuffle, CPM state secretary and former well being minister Surya Kanta Mishra, Mridul De and former MLA Rabin Deb have been changed within the state committee with new faces. Left Entrance Chairman Biman Bose has expressed his need to retire and didn’t wish to proceed because the Left Entrance Chairman, sources mentioned. Bose will not be there within the new committee. Veterans like Goutom Deb and Nepaldeb haven’t been included.
A number of new faces like Shatarup Ghosh, Nandigram candidate Meenakshi Mukhopadhyay and Singur candidate for the 2021 polls Srijan Bhattacharya have been inducted into the state committee. Meenakshi Mukhopadhyay, recognized for her fighter spirit, has fought the Nandigram meeting polls in opposition to two heavyweight leaders –Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari.
Sridip Bhattacharya, recognized to be an mental chief, was within the run to turn into West Bengal state secretary. It was learnt that Sujan Chakraborty and Rabin Deb, a former MLA and the central committee member, had supported Sridip Bhattacharya, sources mentioned. However, with the intervention of the central management and help of state committee members, together with Surya Kanta Mishra, Kallol Majumdar and Shamik Lahiri, Salim acquired elected as state secretary, sources within the occasion advised ET.
Salim, together with his intensive background in working on the grassroots stage, has contested from numerous constituencies. As an MP, he has been a vocal face of the CPM in Parliament for years. Senior chief Prakash Karat, throughout his speech on the state convention, emphasised the necessity for grassroots expertise for a pacesetter to turn into the state secretary.