Suvendu Adhikari to hitch BJP? TMC strongman might swap sides when Amit Shah visits West Bengal

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Suvendu Adhikari to hitch BJP? TMC strongman might swap sides when Amit Shah visits West Bengal

Former West Bengal Transport and Irrigation Minister and Trinamool Congress heavyweight from East Midnapore district Suvendu Adhikari is prone to be a part of the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) throughout Union House Minister Amit Shah’s proposed go to to Bengal this week, sources near him stated.

Insiders stated Adhikari may journey to Delhi searching for a gathering with Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier than Dec 19. The Nandigram legislator might resign as an MLA earlier than becoming a member of the saffron brigade. Sources stated that Adhikari might fly to the nationwide capital on December 17.

“I’ve additionally heard that Suvendu Adhikari might be a part of the BJP. He’s welcome within the celebration if he needs to hitch us. We’ll give him alternatives to work for the individuals in Bengal,” BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh stated.

It was additionally learnt from sources that BJP nationwide common secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya spoke to Adhikari on Tuesday for about 4 minutes wishing him on his birthday.

Whereas addressing an apolitical assembly at Haldia observing the 121st beginning anniversary of freedom fighter Satish Samanta, Adhikari stated that he would work in the direction of producing employment for the youth, enhance agriculture and restoring democracy in Bengal within the days to return.

“Nandigram was a individuals’s motion. It by no means belonged to any explicit political celebration or any particular person,” Adhikari stated, including that he would not imagine in launching private assaults. With out taking any identify, he stated that individuals would give a befitting reply to tainted politicians in Bengal.

Adhikari had tendered his resignation as minister from the Mamata Banerjee-led state cupboard final month, on November 27. He had additionally left the chairperson’s publish of the Hooghly River Bridge Commissioner’s (HRBC) two days earlier than that.

Sources stated that Adhikari was sad with organisational selections taken by Abhishek Banerjee and political strategist Prashant Kishor. Adhikari and Banerjee have been even seen taking potshots not directly at one another with out taking names at latest public conferences prior to now.

Speculations have been additionally rife over whether or not Suvendu would be a part of the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) forward of the essential state Meeting polls scheduled in 2021. The state BJP leaders had stated that they might welcome Adhikari if he needs to hitch the saffron brigade in Bengal.

In the meantime, BJP nationwide vice-president Mukul Roy stated that the incumbent Trinamool Congress wouldn’t have the ability to bag 100 meeting seats within the coming elections. “So far as I perceive politics, Trinamool won’t even safe 100 meeting seats within the elections,” he informed reporters after a celebration assembly in Nadia.

The followers of Adhikari in East Midnapore’s Contai space have already painted a constructing in saffron and transformed the workplace into the Nandigram legislator’s help centre. In response to sources, the constructing, positioned at Reyapara in Nandigram, which used to accommodate the workplace of Trinamool Congress-backed native merchants’ committee (Byabsayee Samiti) which was became Suvendu’s help centre within the space in a single day final week.

Sources stated that Amit Shah is scheduled to go to Midnapore district, identified to be Adhikari’s stronghold and a house district, on December 19 throughout his two-day go to. There’s a risk that the disgruntled Trinamool chief might be a part of the BJP throughout Shah’s go to to his residence district, sources stated.

The Union House Minister has reportedly allotted a bullet-proof automobile and safety to Adhikari, after the insurgent Trinamool minister surrendered his safety cowl given by the state authorities. The central safety can be given to him solely after he formally resigns as a lawmaker from the state meeting, sources stated.

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