Trinamul Congress on Friday expelled Bally MLA Baishali Dalmia, the daughter of late Jagmohan Dalmia, businessman and former president of Board of Control for Cricket in India, Cricket Association of Bengal and the International Cricket Council. She was expelled by the Trinamul Congress disciplinary committee on charges of anti-party activities.
For the past several days, Baishali had been openly speaking out against the Trinamul. Even after Rajib Banerjee left the ministry on Thursday, she was vocal in her support for Rajib in the media. Following that, such action was taken against Baishali, is now a non-party MLA.
Rajib resigned from the post of forest minister on Thursday. Baishali opened her mouth in support of Rajib in the media at noon. “Rajib’s resignation has taken a heavy toll on the party,” he said. “It’s not just the team, it’s the common man. The resignation of such a responsible minister is really worrying and very sad for the party. Really having a hard time working. Everyone loves the team. But there is also self-dignity. Those who have self-respect cannot accept this insult day after day.”
The dispute between two ministers Arup Roy and Rajib in Howrah district is well known. A few days ago, Arup was removed and Laxmiratan Shukla was made the district president. He also recently resigned from the ministry and Trinamul district president. Baishali has always sided with Rajib in the district grassroots equation. Even after Rajib’s resignation, Baishali took Arup by surprise without naming him. “He ignored everyone,” he said. “Ministry is a rhetorical term. The people did not give it. We are all equal as people’s representatives.”