End of speculations! Suvendu Adhikary quits Trinamool

  • | Friday | 27th November, 2020

Senior Trinamool leader and once a close confidant of party supremo Mamata Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari has resigned from his post. His resignation has pulled the curtain over all the speculations during the past few months. However, Adhikari has quit as minister for transport and irrigation but remains a Trinamool MLA as he has not resigned from the Assembly. Nevertheless, his resignation from the cabinet could be a precursor for his exit from the party. 

Senior Trinamool leader and once a close confidant of party supremo Mamata Banerjee, Suvendu Adhikari has resigned from his post.

His resignation has pulled the curtain over all the speculations during the past few months. However, Adhikari has quit as minister for transport and irrigation but remains a Trinamool MLA as he has not resigned from the Assembly. Nevertheless, his resignation from the cabinet could be a precursor for his exit from the party. 

His resignation will certainly have an impact on the forthcoming Assembly polls and it could be a blow to the Trinamool Congress in Bengal. Adhikari`s resignation letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was submitted this morning. A copy was sent to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

The Nandigram MLA has made no secret of his discontent within the Trinamool for the past two to three months, skipping all party and cabinet meetings. 

Adhikari, a heavyweight candidate is capable to fight elections on his face value as in a recent public meeting the former minister said "chena bomun r poita lagena" (the common saying in Bengali means the known does not require any introduction). It is believed that he was unhappy with the prominence given to Mamata Banerjee`s nephew and Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Banerjee, though, he never spoken about it publicly.  

Adhikary has many times expressed his displeasure with the influence of poll strategist Prashant Kishor in party affairs. West Bengal state government spending crores of money after Kishore`s organisation Ipac. Kishor travelled 150 km to Ahikari`s home in East Midnapore`s Kanthi this month but had to leave after only meeting his father, Trinamool MP Sisir Adhikari.

Over the past two weeks, the Trinamool deployed senior MP Sougata Roy to talk to Adhikari. At least two meetings were held in Kolkata, but none yielded a breakthrough.

However, it`s not yet clear if Suvendu Adhikary will join the saffron brigade or float his own party. 



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