CPI-M suspends Ajanta Biswas for his articles in ‘Jago Bangla’
As expected, the CPI (M) suspended Ajanta Biswas – daughter of the late CPI (M) politburo and West Bengal State Secretary General Anil Biswas for six months from its ranks for her series of articles in TMC spokesperson Jago Bangla titled – ‘Bongo Rajnitite Narishakti’ (The Power of Women in Bengal Politics) where she discussed the contribution of women politicians in West Bengal from pre-independence to the present day.
The decision was made on Saturday by the CPI (M) state committee at its headquarters in Alimuddin Street after receiving a report containing Ajanta’s response from the Calcutta district committee.
The demand for action against her was raised by the party teachers’ union.
Biswas, who teaches history at Rabindra Bharati University as an assistant professor, wrote in her four-part article by Basanti Devi – wife of famous Bengali nationalist leader and lawyer Chittaranjan Das who had a huge contribution to the movement for Indian independence with her husband until Mamata Banerjee – her rise and contribution to Indian politics.
She has written at length about Mamata Banerjee’s political career and frowned on the movement in Singur as “gana bikhobh (mass movement)”. CPM leaders felt that the views expressed were not in line with the party line.
The CPM regional committee served him with a notice of justification. In its response to a show cause notice, Ajanta expressed remorse for the articles, but the party was not satisfied, sources said.
Initially, she had championed articles on women politicians in the state.