After Congress-Left alliance lost recent polls in West Bengal, state Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury asked winning MLAs from the party to sign an undertaking “swearing unqualified allegiance” to the party led by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.
The undertaking printed on Rs 100 stamp paper also takes an assurance that party leaders will not get involved in any anti-party activities.
The decision to get an undertaking signed was unanimously approved during a meeting between legislators, district presidents, state party leaders and Chowdhury.
A report by a news daily quoted Chow Chowdhury saying, “It is not a bond which we have forced people (to sign) to take action against them if they fail to live up to the conditions. It is more of a voluntary pledge by partymen as a gesture of their allegiance. As far as voicing their concerns, there is and will always be ample scope for it within the party because there can always be disagreements. Just that they should not tom-tom it.”
Here is the affidavit MLAs signed to prove their loyalty for the party.