Kolkata: After 20 years, Somen Mitra became the chairman of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC). Within 24 hours of the announcement, energizing the young generation he said that “Congress needs to be independent.” He did not comment on the Islampur students firing case but he put forwarded the student leaders to talk on the issue.
The Chatra Parishad is active in Islampur after Somen mitra instructed them. The press conference that took place on Saturday at Bidhan Bhavan was completely tempting as the Kolkata District President of CP Arghaya Gan has attacked State Education Minister from the very next seat of Somen Mitra and demanded an elaborate investigation.
Congress Chhatra Parishad and Left-wing organisation SFI were the only name in students politics few years ago. After Trinamool came in existence as a full fledged party, Congress started to lose its strength.
Congress has lost its glamour after their involvement in political tussle and factional feud within the party. But the return of Somen Mitra has charged up the battalion. Now he is the open secret of Congress. CP president Sourav Prasad is close to Adhir Chowdhury and Co-president Somedip Ghosh is very close to Somen Mitra. Both are in Islampur now, trying hard to strengthening their political ground. Somedip Ghosh said, we should not get involved in dividing politics.