12 - 04 - 2021

Pabitra Kar resigns as CPIM secretary of west Tripura district committee, replaced by Ratan Das

Agartala, Jan 20,2021:Pabitra Kar, former minister-MLA and senior party leader Pabitra Kar yesterday suddenly  resigned from the crucial post of secretary , West district committee of the CPI (M) and has been promptly replaced by former one-time MLA Ratan Das .

The decision in this regard was taken yesterday by the party’s top leadership. A statement issued by the CPI (M) officially and front-paged in party organ 'Daily Desher Katha' said that recently Pabitra Kar had been nominated as state secretary  of the party's front organization 'All India Kisan Sabha' and that is why he resigned on his own from the west district secretary post ,to be replaced by Ratan Das, decided by the west district secretariat of the party. 

But sources in the CPI (M) said that the matter is not as simple as it looks because Pabitra Kar has often raised questions in higher forum of the party over the political strategy and tactics followed by the state unit over the past three years since the BJP-IPFT government had come to power. His views were-as they still are-at variance with the party's official line of pacifism. "This may be the reason behind Pabitra Kar's undeclared removal at the insistence of the party’s top brass" said sources.