The north Bengal CPM leader and minister, Ashok
Bhattacharya has been divested of his party responsibility to look after the
Political circles are interpreting this as the first
casualty of the separatist Gorkhaland agitation.
The party feels Bhattacharya
has failed to gauge the changing political mood in the hills and alert the
party on time. Another leader has been given the task of looking after hill
Gautam Gupta has the details.