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Bengal election: TMC MLA resigns from party posts


Adding to the troubles of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee, TMC MLA from Uttarpara, Prabir Ghoshal, on Tuesday announced his resignation from two party posts. The development comes at a time when several TMC leaders are deserting Mamata Banerjee to join the BJP ahead of the West Bengal Assembly election likely to be held in April-May.

The MLA, who resigning from the party posts, however, clarified that he will continue to be a member of the West Bengal Assembly.

Active lobby

The Uttarpara MLA claimed that a conspiracy was being hatched to defeat him in the upcoming election. He said that there’s “an active lobby” working against him.

While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Ghoshal announced that he has resigned as a member from the party’s Hooghly district committee and also quit as TMC spokesperson.

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“I have been forced to take this decision as there is an active lobby in the party that is not allowing me to do my work in my constituency. I will still continue to be an MLA keeping in mind the needs of people,” he said.

Infighting with TMC

Ghoshal also claimed the TMC fared poorly in the Lok Sabha polls to “infighting” within the party. He, however, said he had no plans of deserting the TMC, which has been hit by an exodus ahead of the elections due in April-May.

Intensifying battle between TMC and BJP

The political battle between the TMC and the BJP is intensifying with each passing day ahead of the West Bengal Assembly election. The Bengal CM on Monday attacked the BJP over the Victoria Memorial incident and said that while the BJP can insult her, but the insult of the state will not be tolerated.

She termed the saffron party as fake and urged people to accept the cash being offered by the BJP to lure them, but vote for TMC in the Assembly election.


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