Kolkata: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has become the party of leaders allegedly involved in criminal activities, said West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra.

Commenting on the arrest of CPI (M) leader Lakshman Seth, Mitra said, “Seth has been MLA and MP. The way Seth was absconding in Mumbai reveals his intention.”

Similarly, CPI (M) MLA Sushant Ghose was also absconding. The police had to pull up their socks to arrest him, added Mitra.

It is worth mentioning that the CID on Saturday arrested Lakshman Seth along with former MLA Amio Sahu and Ashok Guria from Chembur area in Mumbai in connection with the Nandigram case.

Several other CPI (M) leaders, including Seth, were put in absconding persons list.