Speculation is rife about how many ‘followers’ will share his path. The names of more than one MLA are coming up in the list. However, a source claimed that Shuvendu Adhikari, along with 10 Trinamool Congress MLAs, is going to join the BJP next Saturday.
Citing sources close to Shuvendu, the report said that “Dada” had clearly told a left-wing MLA in the Assembly on Wednesday about his political future. In response to the MLA’s question, the former transport minister of the state said that he is joining the BJP on Saturday (December 19). Initially, 10 more MLAs will join him in Gerua Shibir. The report claims that more and more MLAs will walk that path step by step.
According to sources, Shuvendu also told a closed-door meeting at the residence of Trinamool Congress MP Sunil Mandal that he would join the BJP with a bunch of MLAs. After submitting his resignation letter to the assembly on Wednesday afternoon, Shuvendu went straight to Sunil’s house in Kankasa, West Burdwan. Bindajit Kundu, MLA of Pandaveshwar and Jitendra Singh Kalna, Chief Administrator of Asansol Municipality and Bidhan Upadhyay, MLA of Barabani were present there. After leaving the meeting for about an hour and a half, Shuvendu did not comment. Shuvendu’s close quarters claim that Sunil’s mother has recently passed away. Unable to stay in Shraddha, ‘Dada’ came to meet him. That explanation, however, does not stop the speculation. On the contrary, rumors have started in the political circles about whether any of the ’10 ‘MLAs were present at Sunil’s house.
Shuvendu Adhikari left the grassroots. Shuvendu also resigned from the ministry and the post of MLA this time. Shuvendu left the ministry on November 26. Yesterday, Wednesday, he resigned as MLA. And today, Shuvendu Adhikari left the team on Thursday. On the same day, he sent his resignation letter directly to Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee.
Shuvendu Adhikari left the Congress in 1996 and joined Mamata Banerjee’s newly formed Trinamool Congress along with Baba Shishir Adhikari. On Thursday, December 16, Shuvendu ended their long 22-year relationship.
In a letter to Mamata Banerjee seeking resignation from the Trinamool Congress, Shuvendu wrote that she had resigned from the political party. At the same time, he mentioned that he has been able to work in this team for a long time, to benefit people and he has spent a lot of time in this team, for which he is blessed. However, Shuvendu Adhikari did not mention any reason for leaving the party. He requested that the resignation be accepted as soon as possible.