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CPI-M to issue advisory against expelled leader

Posted on Apr 25 2014 | IANS

Kolkata, April 24 : The Communist Party of India-Marxist will issue an advisory to its members against any association with expelled party leader Lakshman Seth, a party leader said here Thursday.

"There are reports that he (Seth) is keeping contacts with those opposing the Left parties and is trying to defeat its candidates in the ongoing polls," CPI-M politbureau member Surjya Kanta Mishra told media persons,and added that state secretary Biman Bose will soon issue the advisory.

Replying to media queries, Mishra said Seth was keeping links with leaders from the ruling Trinamool Congress.

Seth, a former MP and party frontman in the Nandigram movement, was expelled in March after he attacked former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee and called the party "autocratic".

Seth spent 118 days in police and judicial custody after the Mamata Banerjee government cracked down on him for allegedly plotting violent incidents in Nandigram in 2007. He is now out on bail.

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