Congress MLA Biswa Bandhu Sen has been expelled from the primary membership of the party for six years for his 'anti-party' activities, Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee president Birajit Sinha said on 7 June.
According to reports, six Congress MLA - including Sen - are all set to join the Trinamool Congress this week. TMC all-India vice-president Mukul Roy will visit Tripura to induct the new leaders into the party, it has been reported.
"To maintain discipline in the Congress, Biswa Bandhu Sen, one of the Congress MLA has been expelled from the Congress party for six years because of his anti-party activities since last one year. He was alerted several times and even after that he did not stop his activities, therefore, on June 6, he was expelled from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress," Sinha told ANI.
Sen was one of the seven rebel Congress MLAs who protested against the AICC's decision about a Congress-Left alliance in West Bengal.
The TPCC president viewed that those leaving the Congress were not actually attached with the party's ideology.
--With ANI inputs