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Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee issued a strong warning to her party leaders from South 24-Parganas saying anti-party activities will not be tolerated.
Banerjee summoned important leaders from the district at her Kalighat residence this morning. A Trinamool leader said the chief minister has stressed on maintaining unity in the party.
Her instruction came after factional feud in Trinamool embarrassed her. The chief minister reportedly told her party colleagues that a trend to violate law was witnessed. She asked all her party leaders to refrain from indulging in any unlawful activities.
Sources said Banerjee has asked the leaders to select persons with good public image as the party candidates for the next panchayat polls. She warned the party leaders saying those who will lobby for any particular person to give him/her ticket will be punished. The chief minister is said to have expressed dissatisfaction over the slow pace of work being conducted by zila parishads in some places. She asked the zila parishad leaders to personally visit their constituencies and monitor the development works.
"The chief minister said that she knew all the blocks of South 24-Parganas, which is her home district. If she gets any negative news regarding a leader, she will take stern action," a leader who attended the meeting said.
Banerjee has asked the Sundarban Affairs Minister Monturam Pakira to concentrate on developmental activities undergoing in the Sundarban areas and any negligence will not be tolerated. 'The Trinamool chief asked Pakira to identify the vested land in Sundarbans, which will be distributed among the shelterless people. She emphasized on improvement of communication and connectivity between the small islands in the Sundarban delta.