Bengal: Claims of Shubhendu Adhikari, no reconciliation with Trinamool leadership
The Trinamool Congress has said that the party's top leadership has met senior leader Shubhendu Adhikari and all misconceptions have been cleared. Now the officials will not leave the party. Senior party leader Saugata Roy said that TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee and election strategist Prashant Kishore held talks on Tuesday night and convinced them. Significantly, the officer resigned from the Mamta cabinet on Monday after getting angry. TMC had entrusted the responsibility of back-channel dialogue with the officer to its senior leaders Saugata Roy and Sudeep Bandopadhyay. He said that all the issues have been resolved.
At the same time, people close to Shubhendu Adhikari have denied their claim of reconciliation with the party leadership. He said on Wednesday that the officer's displeasure persisted because his complaints had not been addressed.
He points out that Shubhendu Adhikari is an influential leader with a massive support base, who resigned from the state cabinet and other posts that he held until a few days ago. Those close to it said that the officials maintain that it is difficult for them to work with the party.
Officers angry with TMC leaders' claims
It is being said that the way senior leaders of the Trinamool claimed that all differences have been sorted out after a meeting with election strategist Prashant Kishore on Tuesday besides party MPs Abhishek Banerjee, Saugat Roy, and Sudeep Bandopadhyay. The officers are angry.
Sources said that the officials do not want to be leaked to the media what happened in the meeting behind the scenes. According to the news agency PTI, the officer could not be contacted after the meeting. He was called repeatedly on Tuesday and Wednesday but received no response.
Sources in the Trinamool Congress said that the officer has given a message to the party leadership, 'It will be difficult for them to work closely with the party as the leaders make false claims in the media without addressing the problems raised by them and giving them a chance to speak. Have done.
No possibility of fresh conversation
Keeping the identity confidential, another Trinamool Congress leader said that Shubhendu officials were upset that Roy made haste on Tuesday night, claiming that all the issues had been resolved. Whereas the press conference was to be held on 6 December.
A leader close to Shubhendu Adhikari said, "Shubhendu Da had sought some time to explain his stand after the meeting but some party leaders tried to present a different picture. They did not like it and now everything is over. '
Every day Trinamool is adopting new tactics: BJP
Meanwhile, BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya reacted to the development saying, "Trinamool Congress is coming out with new tactics every day. Now she is caught red-handed. No able leader can ever find a place in a party like the Trinamool Congress. '
Significantly, the officer who was the face of the Nandigram movement resigned from the post of Transport, Irrigation and Waterways Minister of the state last week. There was speculation that he might leave the ruling Trinamool Congress ahead of next year's assembly elections.
Shubhendu officials have expressed their anger before
The disgruntled MLA officer, who has expressed grievances to the party leadership on several occasions, belongs to the powerful officer family of East Medinipur district. His father Shishir Adhikari and brother Divyendu Adhikari are Trinamool Congress MPs from Tamluk and Kanthi Lok Sabha constituencies respectively.
The officer has considerable influence over West Medinipur, Bankura, Purulia, Jhargram, and parts of Birbhum and 40-45 assembly seats falling under the minority-dominated Murshidabad district. It is to be noted that elections for the 294-member state assembly are to be held in April-May next year.