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Party did not know if Dinesh Trivedi had problems, his resignation is not a setback: TMC spokesperson | India News


NEW DELHI: TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi did not discuss his issues with West Bengal Prime Minister and party chief Mamata Banerjee before his resignation at the Rajya Sabha on Friday, the official spokesman for the party and former RS ​​MP Vivek Gupta.
Gupta also said that Trivedi’s resignation was not a setback for the TMC and will not affect the party’s election campaign in the state.
“We are all trying to talk to him, but he is busy talking to others. This is the first time we’ve heard that he feels suffocated or claustrophobic or that he is affected by violence, “Gupta said.
“In his constituency, which is Barrackpore, from where he lost the last election, it was BJP’s Arjun Singh who won. So if he is really affected by violence, is it his indication towards the violence perpetrated by the BJP?” Gupta said while addressing a press conference.
The leader further said that from 2010-2019, violence, especially political violence, was absent in the state.
“By nature, Bengalis are lovers of peace. We believe in fighting with the brain and not physically. We have no tradition of wrestling or contact sports. We like artistic culture and we have a creative spirit. We are dismayed by Dinesh Trivedi’s statement.
“He is one of the founding members of the party, a four-time member of the RS and (former) minister of railways. Mamata Banerjee has respected him … Last year, after losing the election, the party nominated him as a member of Rajya Sabha. So I don’t think I have any reason to be upset about the party, ”he said.
Gupta also said that perhaps during the last year, when people had to wear masks, Trivedi had found a “more suitable mask.”
“His resignation is not a setback for the party, perhaps a personal loss for people like me who have worked closely with him or have learned from him. Our campaign will continue as usual. Someone else will take his place, “he said.
Gupta further said: “I don’t think he discussed his problems or his resignation with (Mamata) didi. Before taking such a position, you should have spoken with the party leader. Maybe it was driven by some other agenda or made an emotional decision. ”

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