Trinamool calls meeting to frame guideline for councillors

Kolkata, Aug 16 (PTI) With several Trinamool Congresscouncillors facing allegations of involvement in syndicatebusiness (supply of construction materials) and extortion, theparty has convened a meeting of party councillors on August19, where it is slated to draw up a "guideline of conduct". According to TMC sources, party chief Mamata Banerjeewas "extremely disappointed" with the "high-handed" attitudeof a section of councillors, especially their involvement insyndicate and real estate business. A TMC source said that Banerjee had warned against"high-handedness" by public representatives. "Some of them have mended their ways and some not. It isgiving a wrong perception about the image of the party," hesaid. A TMC councillor of ward no 41 of BidhannagarMunicipal Corporation Anindya Chattopadhyay was arrested lastmonth on a complaint by a resident of the area about analleged extortion bid, triggering stern action against severalTMC leaders and councillors. PTI PNT MD AQSRG

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