Kolkata: Among the huge turnout at the Martyrs’ Day rally, expelled CPM leader Ritabrata Banerjee was seen sitting at the podium. He was an MP of the Rajya Sabha and was in charge of the SFI as the national General Secretary.
Rajya Sabha member Banerjee has courted controversy in the past. He was suspended by the party on 2 June for three months over his lavish lifestyle after he was accused of spending Rs 69.25 lakh on travel expenses in a year. He was also involved in a case involving a woman. Post this, he became close to the TMC party. He was recently made the chairman of the Adibasi Unnayan Committee.