The ruling rebel leader of India’s ruling West Bengal Trinamool Congress, Shwendu Adhikari, has resigned from the party. There are rumors that Amit Shah may join the BJP during his state visit this week. Shuvendu, a former minister in the Mamata Banerjee-led government, claims that at least 50 seats in the western part of the state are controlled by local leaders. India’s Union Home Minister Amit Shah will try to form the BJP government in the state next year.
Shuvendu Adhikari resigned from the post of MLA last Wednesday. Within 24 hours, he renounced his primary membership of the Trinamool in a letter to Mamata Banerjee. In the letter, he wrote that he was immediately grateful for the time he had given her and for the time the team had given him. He also commented that time spent at the ground level would be valuable to him.
As it turned out, he also left at the grassroots level. Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee has sent a letter to Shuvendu. In a letter to Trinamool’s letterday, Shuvendu wrote that he is resigning from all positions including the initial membership of the Trinamool. He should be immediately relieved of all those responsibilities. He also thanked the team. The time he has spent on the team will be invaluable to him.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Amit Shah will attend an event in Midnapore, West Bengal on Saturday. Initially, a staff meeting was to be held there, but it was converted into a public meeting. It is believed that the change was made to organize a large gathering on the occasion of Shuvendu Adhikari’s involvement. However, many are also interested in whether a grassroots leader other than Shuvendu joined the BJP at the rally.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has also hinted that Shuvendu may join his party at a public meeting in Midnapore. However, Dilip said, he is a wise man. Highly experienced in politics. Surely you know when and where to join. We have already said that we will welcome him when he joins our team. ‘