Communist Party of India (Marxist) expelled Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath
Chatterjee on Wednesday.
was taken at a meeting of the party’s Polit Bureau.
to a Press Release “The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) has unanimously decided to
expel Somnath Chatterjee from the membership of the party with immediate
effect. This action has been taken under Article XIX, clause 13 of the Party
Constitution for seriously compromising the position of the party.”
Chatterjee, a ten-time MP, assumed the office of Lok Sabha Speaker after the
United Progressive Alliance government came to power in mid-2004. He became the
first Communist MP to be elected to the high post.
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