Veteran Trinamool Congress leader Shubhendu Adhikari left the party ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections. He has resigned from the party membership and all posts after resigning as MLA. On Wednesday, he resigned as party chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. Shubhendu may join the BJP on December 19.
“I am resigning with immediate effect from another post received by the party along with Trinamool Congress membership. I am grateful for all the opportunities and challenges. I will appreciate the time spent as a member of the party,” the official wrote in his resignation.
Suvendu Adhikari resigned as a member of the TMC as well as from other positions in the party yesterday to West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chairperson Mamata Banerjee pic.twitter.com/0EqMyQBH66
– ANI (UNI) December 17, 2020
Shubhendu Adhikari, an MLA from Nandigram constituency in East Medanipur district, resigned from the cabinet last month and has been away from the party leadership for some time. Shubhendu Adhikari helped Mamata Banerjee in the anti-land acquisition movement against the Left Front government in Nandigram in 2009 and the Trinamool Congress came to power in 2011. An attempt to persuade them failed. The official had criticized the Trinamool Congress leadership in recent days on some issues without naming anyone.
The official, on the other hand, met disgruntled party leaders, including senior MP Sunil Mandal and Asansol Municipal Corporation chief Jitendra Tiwari, on Wednesday, hours after he resigned as MLA. The officials visit him at the congregation’s residence at Kankasa in West Burdwan district. The two-time MP from Bardhaman East Lok Sabha constituency welcomed the officer and took him inside, sources said. He came out in the morning in support of the officer and blamed the party for not dismissing the complaints.
TMC MP said – relief
After Shubhendu Adhikari left the assembly, Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Banerjee said there was a big relief. “It is a matter of relief that he has resigned as MLA,” Banerjee said. He is very ambitious and wants to be the next Chief Minister or Deputy Chief Minister. He can go. We are confident of winning the next elections under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee. While BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya claimed that this was the beginning of the downfall of the ruling Trinamool Congress.