Bengal Transport minister has expressed his reaction to
Somnath Chatterjee`s expulsion. He said that this is going to hurt the CPM
However, party functionaries point out that the party has expelled even
bigger leaders in the past for violating discipline. Chatterjee was having a
rather cold relationship with the leadership since he was denied permission to
stand election for either President or Vice-President in recent months.
breaking point came when he was asked to resign his post as the Speaker and
vote against the government along with the BJP.
Gautam Gupta has the details.