File photo of Shubhendu Adhikari
West Bengal Election News: Shubhendu Adhikari, who has resigned from the cabinet of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, rallied without party banners and flags in Tamluk sub-division of East Midnapore district, in which her supporters waved flags. Was seen catching
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December 15, 2020, 2:58 pm IST
The officer was given Z-grade security on Tuesday, after which there has been an uproar in the TMC. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukul Roy has hinted that officials will join the party in the coming days. Also, on December 1, Minister of State for Home Affairs Amit Shah is on a tour of Midnapore, where he will join the BJP in his presence.
Speaking to News18 India correspondent Arun Kumar Singh, BJP leader Mukul Roy said, “A decision has been taken on Shubhendu. Will come to the party in 2 or 4 days. Everything is spoken. Roy claimed that no matter how many tours Mamata Banerjee did, she and TMC would not win. Roy said no matter how many campaigns Mamata launches, the results will be nil. This is not a tour but an attempt to miss. Please tell that Mamata is on a tour of Jalpaiguri on Tuesday.
– News18 India (18 News18India) December 15, 2020
Roy, once considered Mamata Banerjee’s right-hand man, left the Trinamool Congress in 2001 and joined the BJP. While living in TMC, he also took part in the 2006 Singur movement. Among the leaders of this movement were officers.
At the same time, the TMC has said that the chapters of the disgruntled leaders have been closed and the party will make no further efforts to bring them back. According to sources, the TMC High Command has not decided to take the initiative to ask the officer to stay in the party and listen to his grievances. However, he said that if the authorities have anything to say, they are ready to listen.
Senior party leader and MP Saugata Rai, who has been working for reconciliation between the TMC and the authorities, said without naming anyone, that the TMC is a big political party with a leader like Mamata Banerjee. It doesn’t matter if one or two people leave the party.