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TMC Indirect Talks With Adhikari Fail As Rebel Leader Remains Not Pacified | India News


KOLKATA: Rejecting TMC leaders’ claim of a rapprochement with party heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari as “false”, people close to the rebel leader said on Wednesday that he is not pacified because his complaints have not been heeded.
They said that Adhikari, an influential leader with a mass base who had resigned from Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet and other positions he held a few days ago, has argued that it is “difficult for him to work with the party.”
Adhikari is said to be upset by the way TMC’s top leaders went to the city on Tuesday claiming that all differences with him had been resolved after a high-level meeting he had with TMC MPs Abhishek Banerjee, Saugata Roy and Sudip Bandopadhyay, as well as the electoral strategist. Prashant Kishor.
Sources close to Adhikari said they did not want details of what happened at the meeting during the secondary channel’s conversations to be leaked to the media.
Adhikari, TMC sources said, has conveyed to the party leadership that “it will be difficult for him to work together with the party since its leaders had gone to the media making false statements without the problems he raised being resolved and without give him a chance to speak. ”
He has been held incommunicado after the meeting.
After Adhikari made his displeasure known, TMC veteran and Lok Sabha MP Saugata Roy said: “What I said Tuesday night was the truth about the outcome of the meeting. Now if Suvendu has changed position, it is he who should clarify. I have nothing more to say. ”
Roy responded negatively when asked if there is a possibility of starting new conversations with the sulking leader.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a TMC leader said Adhikari was unhappy that Roy jumped the gun and claimed Tuesday night that “everything has been resolved” days before a press conference scheduled for December 6.
“Suvendu da had searched for some time after the meeting to express his views. But some party leaders tried to paint a completely different picture. He did not like it. And now everything has reached a dead end,” said a leader close to him. to Adhikari. .
Repeated calls to the former minister on Tuesday and Wednesday went unanswered.
The BJP’s reaction to the development was along the lines expected.
“The TMC is coming up with new tricks every day. Now it has been caught red-handed. Any leader who is efficient will never find a place in a party like the TMC,” said BJP National Secretary General Kailash Vijayvargiya.
Adhikari, a Nandigram movement mascot 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.
Several rounds of indirect talks to pacify the leader, who is believed to be unhappy about organizational changes and the growing influence of Abhishek Banerjee and Kishor, have failed.
He himself, a former deputy for two terms, Adhikari’s father, Sisir Adhikari, and brother Dibyendu, are TMC deputies from the electoral districts of Tamluk and Kanthi Lok Sabha, respectively.
The family wields considerable influence in at least 40-45 assembly segments in West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia, Jhargram, parts of Birbhum, mainly in the Junglemahal region, and minority-dominated areas in Murshidabad.
His defection may negatively affect TMC’s prospects in these areas in assembly polls likely in April-May next year.

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