Kolkata: RAJYA Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh, who was suspended from Trinamool after his arrest in the Saradha Scam, today called on party’s senior leader Partha Chatterjee at his residence.
The closed-door meeting, which lasted for over an hour, has kicked off a speculation that Ghosh has approached Trinamool with a request to lift his suspension. Both he and Chatterjee have, however, claimed to reporters that it was a courtesy meeting.
Ghosh called on Chatterjee’s Naktala residence today all of a sudden and walked in straight into a room where the Trinamool secretary general and minister runs a camp office. He came out smiling after over an hour.
“I had come to bring to Partha-da’s notice the problem faced by some people who are employed with the education department and are known to me…As two doctors when they meet discusses medicine, we have also had some discussion on politics but I cannot tell everything to media,” he said.
Asked by reporters whether he is trying to return to Trinamool, Ghosh, whose Rajya Sabha term is ending soon, said that he had never left the party.
“I am still a member of Trinamool. Can anyone show that in the past two years I have ever said that I have left the Trinamool? There has been some misunderstanding with the party, that’s all,” he said.
Chatterjee, on his part, said that the suspended MP had actually come to discuss some education department related matter and gifted a book penned by him on the sidelines of this. Asked whether Ghosh approached him for revoking the suspension, Chatterjee replied in the negative.
“My house is not the place for such political discussion. In case he wants to return to Trinamool, there is a proper forum for this. There is Trinamool Bhavan. There is our leader Mamata Banerjee. He will have to approach the party all India leadership; approaching me will not do,” he said.