Dalu welcomes Adhir’s removal as PCC chief

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SOUMYA DE SARKAR
MALDA
22 Sep 2018

Within 24 hours of the reshuffle in top brass of West Bengal Congress, the newly nominated working president and Congress MP Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury (Dalu) lambasted former Pradesh Congress committee (PCC) president Adhir Chowdhury accusing him of authoritative attitude to party workers.
Khan Choudhury also hopes that removal of Chowdhury would help to formulate an alliance between Congress and Trinamool Congress in West Bengal. While speaking to media Choudhury, a three-time Congress MP from Malda south, said: “Former PCC president paid no heed to consultation from other Congress leaders. He was stubborn and used to run the state Congress at his own whims.” “Discontent was fuming against him. Even the senior party leaders were humiliated. He did not care to take us into confidence. His authoritarian approach was not at all beneficial for state Congress,” Dalu said.
“We advised him to be restrained in his attitude to Trinamool Congress. Politics is a game of possibilities. But he did not care for our advices,” the Congress MP lamented. The former Union minister also emphasized on the necessity of alliance between Congress and Trinamool Congress again. “The alliance with Trinamool is the demand of the hour which the former PCC president deliberately ignored prompted by his ego. I believe that the reshuffle in state Congress has been made so that the door for the alliance with Trinamool could be kept open,” Dalu said.
Questions are, however, being raised as to why Dalu has become so proactive about the alliance with Trinamool while Congress supremo has not yet declared final stance on the issue. Dalu’s comments are also under scanner of the observers as he interpreted the reshuffle in state Congress organization as the means for the alliance.