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Adhikari to Stay at TMC, All Misunderstandings Cleared, Party Leader Says India News


CALCUTTA: TMC Senior Leader Saugata Roy claimed on Wednesday that all misunderstandings between TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari and the party leadership have been clarified through dialogue, and that the crisis that arose from the situation was resolved. .
TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee and electoral strategist Prashant Kishor, linked by the party to improve their voting prospects, met with Adhikari on Tuesday night, days after he resigned from the state cabinet, and later claimed that all the problems had been solved.
Top party leaders Saugata Roy and Sudip Bandopadhyay, who were delegated by the party to initiate secondary channel talks with Suvendu, were also present at the meeting.
“The crisis is a closed chapter now. Adhikari will remain in the party. There were some misunderstandings, but it has been resolved through dialogue,” Roy told reporters.
The veteran TMC MP expressed confidence that Adhikari along with other leaders, including Abhishek Banerjee, will work together to further strengthen the party in the state.
Taunting the opposition, who was “elated” that Adhikari submitted his resignation from the cabinet, Roy said: “We feel bad for them because their desire to create a division in the party remains unfulfilled. The party stands together and will fight. against the BJP. and nail, “he said.
Repeated calls to Adhikari for his reaction at Tuesday’s meeting went unanswered.
Adhikari, the face of the Nandigram movement that added to Mamata Banerjee’s political clout and catapulted her to power, resigned as Minister of Transport, Irrigation and Waterways last week, sparking speculation that he might resign from the ruling TMC before the Assembly elections. next year.
Sources close to him said the legislator was unhappy with the organizational changes and the growing influence of Kishor and Abhishek Banerjee, who is also the prime minister’s nephew.
The disgruntled MLA, who had on occasion voiced complaints against the party leadership, is a member of the powerful Adhikari family from the East Midnapore district. His father, Sisir Adhikari, and his younger brother, Dibyendu Adhikari, are TMC MPs from the Tamluk and Kanthi Lok Sabha constituencies respectively.
It influences at least 40-45 assembly segments in West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia, and Jhargram, parts of Birbhum, mainly in the Junglemahal region, and minority-dominated areas in Murshidabad.
Elections to the 294-member West Bengal Assembly are likely to be held in April-May next year.

Times of India