By serving a show cause on the ex Congress MP Bagun Sumbrai,asking him to explain why he had criticised and not attended the meeting of the Union Rural Development Minister Jai Ram Ramesh in Saranda on January 26,the party’s state unit President Pradeep Balmuchu has left Sumbrai red faced.
“I will reply to the show cause”,fumes Sumbrai,who has been an old hat of the party in West Singhbhum in which falls Saranda,Asia’s largest sal forest and considered a den of the CPI(Maoist).
After the security forces set up their camp there,Ramesh had visited Saranda a number of times to supervise implementation of development schemes there.On January 26,he had unfurled the tri colour national flag and made a declaration that after he dies,he should be cremated in Saranda.
Sumbrai had not attended any one of his meetings.The show cause was served on him after the party’s state unit incharge Shakeel Ahmad directed Balmuchu to do so.But Sumbrai has his own defence.
When asked for his reaction,Sumbrai said:”Jai Ram Ramesh does not listen to the party workers.Had he been serious about the development of Saranda,he would have taken their advise.His scheduled programmes were not known to them.I doubt his(Jai Ram Ramesh’s) motive about development of Saranda”,said the veteran tribal leader.