Neither has the CM has sacked me, nor have I left the celebration: Suvendu Adhikari
Mr. Adhikari has actually been keeping away from party leaders and Cabinet meetings for the previous a number of months.
In the middle of speculations over his next move, West Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari Thursday stated he will not say anything questionable or unethical as long as he continues to be a member of a political party and of the State cabinet.
The influential TMC leader called himself a “24 x7 politician and not a seasonal bird” and stated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee “has neither sacked me nor have I left the celebration as of now”.
Mr. Adhikari, who has actually been keeping away from party leaders and Cabinet meetings for the past a number of months, said he is an elected leader and not a picked or a chosen one.
Addressing a mega rally of cooperative societies here in East Midnapore district, he stated, “Although, sometimes, the disagreement results in divergent views and after that leads to separation, I will not state anything questionable as I am still a member of a political party.”
” The media has actually been speculating a lot for the sake of their TRP, I am not troubled about it. I am still an active main member of a political party; I am a member of the State Cabinet. Neither has the Chief Minister sacked me nor have I resigned from the post. So as long as I am a Minister, I can’t say anything controversial. It will be unethical on my part,” Mr. Adhikari stated.
The minister said, “Whatever posts I hold, I have been chosen to all these posts. I am not a chosen leader. I am a leader who works among the masses throughout the year. Be it Cyclone Amphan or the COVID pandemic– I have been with the masses” adding, he was a “24 x7 politician and not a seasonal bird”.
The minister, who holds charge of the transport department, said he will make his political statements from a political platform. “I won’t state anything related to politics from this platform of a cooperative society.”
The crowd said in unison, “We are with you”, when he asked whether people would be on his side in the future.
‘ Quite with the party’
Unlike on November 10 when the TMC organised a rally at Nandigram to counter Mr. Adhikari’s Martyrs’ Day public meeting, the party cancelled the one scheduled to be arranged by the party’s East Midnapore district working president and MLA Akhil Giri on Thursday.
Reacting to Mr. Adhikari’s public conference, the TMC said he is very much with the party.
” Suvendu Adhikari is a really senior and important leader of our celebration. He is quite with us. I ask for the media not to hypothesize,” TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee stated.
The TMC has opened back channel talks with Mr. Adhikari and is trying to resolve his complaints to maintain him in the party. TMC MP Sougata Roy, who has been assigned by the party to speak to Mr. Adhikari, stated he was quite in the party.
” We had a worthwhile conversation and have actually reported it to the party. He is quite with us. The media ought to stop speculating,” Mr. Roy said.
The BJP took a dig at TMC and stated infighting in it reveals that its days are numbered.
” Nobody can be pleased in a political party like the TMC, which is a personal minimal business,” West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said.
Apart from East Midnapore district from where he hails, Mr. Adhikari has impact in about 35-40 assembly constituencies in West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia and Jhargram districts which fall in the tribal Jangalmahal area and in parts of Birbhum district.
This presumes significance as the State surveys are due in April-May 2021 when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will look for to return to power for the third successive term.
Besides, he belongs to the powerful Adhikari household of East Midnapore district. His father Sisir Adhikari and more youthful brother Dibyendu Adhikari are TMC MPs from Tamluk and Kanthi Lok Sabha constituencies respectively.
Mr. Adhikari had actually played an important role in TMC’s Nandigram motion in 2007 which had helped the celebration concerned power by ousting the 34- year-old Left Front rule in 2011.
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