Parliament Speaker, Somnath Chatterjee continues to
stonewall the CPM leadership`s effort to persuade him to toe the party line and
resign from the post.
In an effort to prevent any revolt by Bengal minister,
Subhas Chakraborty, the party leadership has asked the state leaders to seek
explanation from him.
However, almost all parties, ranging from Congress to BJP
want Chatterjee to stay in his post as it will be difficult to replace him with
anyone with matching knowledge of parliamentary procedure. But, the CPM wants
him to step down.
Gautam Gupta has more on the story.