DURGAPUR, 8 JUNE: Peeved about the infighting ahead of the panchayat poll, the state Trinamul Congress today summoned the leaders at loggerhead in Bankura to Durgapur town to put an end to the crisis today.
State industries minister Partha Chatterjee met the Burdwan district leadership at Mangalik, the civic body’s guest house here, while the party&’s labour front leader Dola Sen was busy putting an end to the intra-party squabble over nominations in Bankura.
Yesterday, the party had to postpone distribution of symbols at a private hotel in Bankura town following a commotion between party factions from Khatra subdivision. Mrs Sen was present there and asked the district leaders to shift the programme to Durgapur. Senior district leaders of the party&’s various factions ~ state minister Mr Shyam Mukherjee, Mr Arup Chakraborty, Mr Arup Khan ~ joined the meeting that lasted nine hours and finally party symbols were distributed and the ‘rebels’ unwilling to withdraw their nominations were told either to stay away from poll or face post-poll consequences of mass expulsion.