Socialist Party of Bangladesh (Marxist) on Tuesday expelled 17 of its leaders including central leader Shubhrangshu Chakraborty for their anti-party activities.
Mobinul Haider Chowdhury, general secretary of the party, at a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka, said that the 17 leaders were involved with the anti-party activities for more than three years and got deviated from the communist ideals, which the party follows.
Most of the expelled leaders were from district units of the party who opposed the activities of the central committee.
Shubhrangshu was not available over telephone.
Dalilur Rahan Dulal, organiser of the party in Noakhali, told New Age that the central committee had no right to expel them as the committee got deviated from the ideals of Shibdash Ghosh, an Indian communist leader, on which the party was formed.
‘We will continue our activities to form a Marxist left political party,’ Dulal said.
Central leaders of the party Alamgir Hossain Dulal, Manas Nandi, Uzzal Roy and Fakhruddin Kabir Atique attended the press conference.
SPB (Marxist) was formed on April 12, in 2013, splitting from Socialist Party of Bangladesh led by Khalequzzaman.
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