New shock for Mamata Banerjee as third MLA leaves party in two days | India news

NEW DELHI: In another shot at Mamata Banerjee, Barrackpore MLA Shilbhadra Dutta He resigned from Congress Trinamool on Friday.
This is the third major release from the party in two days. On Thursday, Suvendu Adhikari left the party after giving up her cabinet portfolios in the state government and resigning from MLA. Saying goodbye to Adhikari, Pandabeswar MLA and the head of Asansol’s civic body Jitendra Tiwari also left the party. Former minister Shyamaprasad Mukherjee had also announced that he would leave the party.
The resignation comes before the Union Minister of the Interior e BJP visit by leader Amit Shah to West Bengal this weekend. He will speak at a political rally and have lunch at a farmer’s residence in Midnapore. Adhikari is expected to join the BJP in the presence of Amit Shah.

Meanwhile, the MHA has decided to provide “Z” category security to TMC rebel leader Suvendu Adhikari. According to the order issued by MHA, “the security arrangement for Suvendu Adhikari was reviewed in this ministry in consultation with the central security agencies and it was decided to provide him with a category ‘Z’ CRPF security cover with the vehicle. bulletproof in West Bengal “. “Category Y ‘+’ CRPF security coverage in other states,” MHA added.
Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee would have called an emergency meeting today. However, according to leading party sources, the meeting is held every Friday where the president meets the leaders in batches.
Shilbhadra Dutta, a two-term MLA, said he sent the letter of resignation to the head of Congress Trinamool Mamata Banerjee via email, sparking speculation that he could join a long list of party leaders who have joined the BJP. or are assembly elections, probably in March-April.
“With all due regards, I present my resignation as a member of All India Trinamool Congress as well as all other positions I have held in the party and associated organizations with immediate effect, “Dutta wrote in her resignation letter.
“I think I’m unsuitable for the party in the current scenario. But I’m not resigning from MLA,” he told reporters.
“Why should I resign as an MLA? I won with people’s votes. If I leave (resigned), where will they go?” He added.
Keeping an eye on the 2021 West Bengal assembly elections, the BJP has strengthened its campaign in the state on a war footing, deploying Union ministers, a deputy CM and central leaders, and assigning them six to seven constituencies. of Lok Sabha each.
Previously, the BJP had instructed its appointees to gather feedback from five different areas of the state bound by the survey.
The party has emerged as the main challenger to the ruling TMC, winning 18 of Lok Sabha’s 42 seats in the 2019 election and leaves no stone unturned in its attempt to form the next government in the state.
( With PTI inputs)