Mr. Adhikari has been conserving away from get together leaders and and cupboard conferences for the previous a number of months.
Amid speculations over his subsequent transfer, West Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari Thursday stated he is not going to say something controversial or unethical so long as he continues to be a member of a political get together and of the state cupboard.
The influential TMC chief known as himself a “24×7 politician and not a seasonal bird” and stated Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee “has neither sacked me nor have I left the party as of now”.
Mr. Adhikari, who has been conserving away from get together leaders and cupboard conferences for the previous a number of months, stated he’s an elected chief and never a specific or a nominated one.
Addressing a mega rally of cooperative societies right here in East Midnapore district, he stated, “Although, at occasions, the distinction of opinion results in divergent views after which ends in separation, I can’t say something controversial as I’m nonetheless a member of a political get together. “
“The media has been speculating a lot for the sake of their TRP, I am not bothered about it. I am still an active primary 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 said.
The minister said, “Whatever posts I hold, I have been elected to all these posts. I am not a nominated 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“ 24×7 politician and not a seasonal bird ”.
The minister, who holds charge of the transport department, said he will make his political announcements from a political platform. “I will not say something associated 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.
‘Very much with the party’
Unlike on November 10 when the TMC organized a rally at Nandigram to counter Mr. Adhikari’s Martyrs’ Day public meeting, the party canceled the one scheduled to be organized by the party’s East Midnapore district working president and MLA Akhil Giri on Thursday.
Reacting to Mr. Adhikari’s public meeting, the TMC said he is very much with the party.
“Suvendu Adhikari is a very senior and important leader of our party. He is very much with us. I request the media not to speculate, ”TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee said.
The TMC has opened back channel talks with Mr. Adhikari and is trying to address his grievances to retain him in the party. TMC MP Sougata Roy, who has been assigned by the party to talk to Mr. Adhikari, said he was very much in the party.
“We had a fruitful discussion and have reported it to the party. He is very much with us. The media should stop speculating, ”Mr. Roy said.
The BJP took a dig at TMC and said infighting in it shows that its days are numbered.
“No one might be pleased in a political get together just like the TMC, which is a non-public restricted firm,” West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh stated.
Apart from East Midnapore district from the place he hails, Mr. Adhikari has affect in about 35-40 meeting constituencies in West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia and Jhargram districts which fall within the tribal Jangalmahal space and in components of Birbhum district.
This assumes significance because the state elections are due in April-May 2021 when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will search to return to energy for the third consecutive time period.
Besides, he’s a member of the highly effective Adhikari household of East Midnapore district. His father Sisir Adhikari and youthful brother Dibyendu Adhikari are TMC MPs from Tamluk and Kanthi Lok Sabha constituencies respectively.
Mr. Adhikari had performed a significant function in TMC’s Nandigram motion in 2007 which had helped the get together come to energy by ousting the 34-year-old Left Front rule in 2011.