Kolkata: As embattled Congress MLA Manas Bhuniya refused to resign as PAC chairman despite pleas by his party colleagues, the state Congress leadership has decided to approach the high command to look into the matter and take suitable action.

The party MPs and state Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury, who would be in Delhi for the monsoon session of parliament starting tomorrow, will urge the high command to take “appropriate action against such anti-party activity”, a senior Congress leader said on the condition of anonymity.

“Indiscipline should not be tolerated in the party,” he said. The leader said the high command was aware of the pleas as well as a resolution adopted by 39 Congress MLAs appealing Bhuniya not to step into the trap of the TMC and resign from the post.

In an apparent warning to Bhuniya, state Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury on Friday had said he would not tolerate any indiscipline in the party.

Lashing out at both Chowdhury and Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Abdul Mannan for conspiring against him and humiliating him, Bhuniya had advised Chowdhury to keep calm and let him work as PAC chairman for one year.

Bhuniya alleged that Mannan had deliberately misguided the party and that he and Adhir were trying to project him as an “anti-party” activist.

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