Shubhendu Adhikari got Z security, will join BJP in the presence of Amit Shah on Saturday

File photo of Shubhendu Adhikari

West Bengal Election News: Shubhendu Adhikari, who has resigned from the post of CM Mamata Banerjee, marched without party banners and flags in Tamluk sub-division of East Midnapore district in which her supporters waved flags. Was seen caught

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    December 1, 2020, 2:58 pm IST

Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee’s Special Minister Shubhendu Adhikari and West Bengal Government Minister Shubhendu Adhikari will bid farewell to the Trinamool Congress (Bindu). The rebellion of the officer before the next assembly election is no less a blow to the party. Although it was initially said that he would not join the Bharatiya Janata Party, there are indications now.

The officer was given Z-class security on Tuesday, after which the TMC rioted. At the same time, BJP leader Mukul Roy also hinted that officials would join the party in the coming days. Also, Home Minister Amit Shah is on a visit to Medinapur on December 1 and he will join the BJP in his presence.

Talking to News118 India correspondent Arun Kumar Singh, BJP leader Mukul Roy said, “A decision has been taken in Shubhendu. Will come to the party in 2 days. Everything is talked about. Roy claimed that no matter how much Mamata Banerjee traveled, she and TMC would not win. Roy said that no matter how much Mamata campaign is run, the result will be zero. This is an effort not to be missed, not a tour. Please tell Mamata that she is visiting Jalpaiguri on Tuesday.

Roy, once considered Mamata Banerjee’s right-hand man, left the Trinamool Congress in 2017 and joined the BJP. He also participated in the 200TM Singur movement while staying at TMC. Officials were also leading the movement.

Officer’s Chapter Off-TMC

Meanwhile, the TMC has said that the chapter on the disgruntled leader is closed and the party has made no effort to take him back. According to sources, the TMC High Command has decided not to take any initiative to persuade the officer to stay in the party and listen to his complaints. However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat President Conte’s government.

Senior party leader and MP Saugata Rai, who has been working for reconciliation between the TMC and officials, did not name anyone, saying the TMC is a very large political party, with a leader like Mamata Banerjee. If one or two people leave the party, there is no difference.

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