Suvendu Akhikari, the powerful rebel leader of Bengal’s Trinamool Congress, quit the party today ending weeks of speculation on the issue. There is a buzz that he would join the BJP over the weekend when Union Home Minister Amit Shah visits the state. Adhikary’s resignation from the party comes 48 hours before home minister Amit Shah’s visit to the state amid speculation that he would join the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Trinamool Congress MLA Jitendra Tiwari, who is among several party leaders to turn rebel recently, has resigned from the post of chairman of the administrative board of the Asansol Municipal Corporation. Tiwari, an MLA from Pandebeshwar constituency who recently slammed the state government for allegedly depriving the industrial town of central funds for “political reasons”, resigned as the chairman of the Board of Administrators, Asansol Municipal Corporation.
Suvendu Adhikari is not going to BJP. It was a foolish assumption. Today Prashant Kishore, Sudip Banerjee, Abhisekh Banerjee and I had met him. It was a fruitful meeting and things have been sorted out. He is with TMC and we will work together to make Mamata Banerjee win again. The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere. All the problems have been sorted out. The party is united. There was a need for a face-to-face meeting to sort out the issues. So it was done.
Rumblings within the ruling TMC in West Bengal came to the fore Thursday when minister Suvendu Adhikari resigned as chairman of the Hooghly River Bridge Commissioners (HRBC), and party MP Kalyan Banerjee was named to the post with immediate effect. Adhikari was not available for comment Thursday, but a close aide, who is also a TMC leader, said, “It (his resignation from HRBC) can be treated as the start of his exit from the TMC.”
Ahead of the crucial West Bengal assembly elections, all is not well in the ruling Trinamool Congress at a time when BJP is going hammers and tongs to cut into the party’s vote bank. Kolkata is abuzz with names of TMC leaders who are in talks with BJP and Congress and may soon quit the party. The series might have started as on Thursday evening, party’s Coochbehar Dakshin MLA Mihir Goswami quit and may join BJP soon.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who faces one of the most challenging elections of her polical carrer, on Friday suffered another setback as senior Trinamool Congress leader Suvendu Adhikari resigned as the state’s transport minister. “Today at 1:05 pm a resignation letter of Mr. Suvendu Adhikari from office as minister addressed to Hon’ble Chief Minister has been forwarded to me. The issue will be addressed from constitutional perspective,” the Governor tweeted.
Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Jaysingrao Gaikwad Patil resigned from the party on Tuesday. He sent his resignation letter to Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil in the morning. In his letter to Chandrakant Patil, he said he was resigning from the state BJP unit and also from the primary membership of the party. The veteran leader said he earlier served as a minister at the Centre as well as in in Maharashtra.
I don’t want to be a member of Parliament or member of the Legislative Assembly now – BJP leader Jaysingrao Gaikwad Patil resigned from the party
I am willing to work for the party, but the party is not giving me chance, hence I took this step. I don’t want to be a member of Parliament or member of the Legislative Assembly now. I wish to work for strengthening the party and I am asking for such responsibility since a decade. But still, the party didnt give me a chance. The party doesn’t want those who have made efforts to raise the party in the state.
Congress leader Urfan Mulla stepped down from the post of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Minority Chairman
Congress leader Urfan Mulla on Sunday stepped down from the post of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Minority Chairman stating that he was not happy with the ‘functioning of the party’ and the lack of ‘unity among the senior leaders.’ “I undersigned Mr.Urfan Mulla tendering my resignation from the post of GPCC Minority Chairman as well as GPCC Spokesperson. I would like to thank you for giving me an opportunity to serve the party which I did to the best of my ability,” he said in his letter.
Former Congress MP Annu Tandon, who resigned from the party a few days ago, will be joined the Samajwadi Party. Tandon joined the Samajwadi Party in a small function at the party headquarters with SP chief Akhilesh Yadav welcoming her. Tandon had resigned from the Congress party on October 29 following which she had been expelled from the party.
Uttar Pradesh Rajya Sabha Polls: 5 MLAs of Mayawati’s BSP have withdrawn their support to BSP’s official candidate, likely to join Samajwadi Party
In a blow to Mayawati, five legislators of Bahujan Samaj Party have withdrawn their support to the BSP’s official candidate, Ramji Gautam, for the Rajya Sabha biennial elections. The five legislators informed the returning officers that their signatures as proposers for Gautam were forged. Immediately after informing the returning officer, the five legislators went straight to the Samajwadi Party office to meet Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav.
After Mehbooba Mufti’s contentious remarks about the national flag, Senior PDP Leader Ramzan Hussain Quits PDP and Joins BJP
The fallout of Mehbooba Mufti’s contentious remarks about the tricolour continued on Wednesday as senior PDP leader Dr.Ramzan Hussain quit the party. He joined BJP along with his supporters at the party’s headquarters in Srinagar. Hussain had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 Assembly polls from the Bani constituency as a BSP candidate before joining PDP.
PDP leaders TS Bajwa, Ved Mahajan and Hussain A Waffa resigned from the party on Monday, saying they feel uncomfortable over “utterances which have hurt their patriotic sentiments”. In their letter to party chief Mehbooba Mufti, the leaders said they are “feeling quite uncomfortable over some of her actions and undesirable utterances specially which hurt patriotic sentiments.”
A week before Madhya Pradesh bypolls, Congress Damoh MLA Rahul Singh has resigned from the state assembly, and joined the BJP
The Congress party suffered another setback in Madhya Pradesh a week before the bypolls when its MLA Rahul Singh resigned from the state assembly. Hours later, Mr Singh joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal. He is the fourth Congress MLA to have joined the BJP since July.
Today, I have joined BJP willingly. I am sure that Damoh will rise to touch great heights – Rahul Singh Lodhi MLA who quit Congress & Joined BJP
I have worked with the Congress for around 14 months but I couldn’t work for development. All the public welfare schemes in Damoh have been put on hold. Today, I have joined BJP willingly. I am sure that Damoh will rise to touch great heights.
Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse quits the party, to join NCP on Friday. Khadse informed NCP Leader Jayant Patil that he has quit the BJP and will be coming to the NCP fold on Friday. Khadse was number 2 in the Devendra Fadnavis cabinet before he being ousted out over allegations of helping his family to purchase land that was already acquired by the Maharashtra industrial development corporation. He resigned in 2016 and has been alienated by the BJP since then.
BJP has got a shot in the arm in Mizoram with all 13 members of the ruling Congress in Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) switching sides and joining the saffron party on Friday. Development came ahead of next month’s polls to the LADC located in Lawngtlai district. The LADC has 25 total members of whom 8 are from Mizo National Front (MNF) and 4 former Congress members who resigned from the party last week.
Khushbu Sundar has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The actor-turned-politician joined the BJP in the presence of BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra and other members of the saffron party. Earlier in the day, Congress removed Khushbu Sundar as its spokesperson. After joining the BJP, Khushbu Sundar said she, “Over the time I have realised that the country need someone like PM Narendra Modi to take the country in the right direction.”
Former president of the Congress unit in Bihar Prof Ram Jatan Sinha, who had joined the JD(U) in February last year, has quit JDU
Former president of the Congress unit in Bihar, Prof Ram Jatan Sinha, who had joined the JD(U) in February last year, has quit the party ahead of the assembly election, citing neglect by the party and chief minister Nitish Kumar. “I quit on October 8 itself and my resignation was accepted at the party office. There is no point staying with a party where I have no respect. I will hold a press conference today to make public my resignation letter and share my role in the coming days,” he said as reported in media.
Popular southern actress-turned politician Khushbu Sundar is likely to join the BJP. She has been with the Congress close to six years since 2014. While she had recently denied such reports, she chose a “no comment” response on Sunday as she took off to Delhi. To a specific question if she’s still in the Congress.
Khushbu Sundar has resigned from Congress amid the speculation that the actor-turned-politician is likely to join the BJP. In a letter to Sonia Gandhi, Khushbu Sundar said she was being “pushed” and suppressed”. In a letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Khushbu Sundar conveyed her decision to quit the party, saying that she was being “pushed and suppressed” by “few elements” seated at a higher level within the party.
BJP leader Usha Vidyarthi joins Chirag Paswan’s Lok Janshakti Party, likely to get ticket from Paliganj assembly seat
Bharatiya Janata Party, senior party leader Usha Vidyarthi on Wednesday joined the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) just ahead of the Assembly elections in Bihar. Usha joined the LJP in the presence of LJP chief Chirag Paswan in New Delhi. Usha hailed the leadership of Chirag Paswan, saying, “To take Bihar forward some strong decision needs to b taken. Bihar first, Bihari fist is a thought.”
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) state president Bhudev Chaudhary joined RJD in presence of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav, setback for Upendra Kushwaha
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) state president Bhudev Chaudhary joined RJD on Sep 28. He joined the party in the presence of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. Several leaders switched political parties ahead of Bihar Assembly elections. Elections will be held in three phases amid COVID-19 pandemic starting from October 28.
Bihar Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey has taken voluntary retirement, may get ticket from BJP
Bihar Director General of Police Gupteshwar Pandey has taken voluntary retirement from his service. The Bihar Governor has also accepted the request of the officer seeking VRS from his services with effect from September 22.. There is news that the officer is likely to take a political plunge and contest the forthcoming Bihar Assembly polls from the Buxar region. It is also being said that he has been given a ticket from BJP.