The Diamond Harbour MLA remained tight-lipped on becoming a member of the BJP, however stated he will not be resigning from the Bengal Legislative Assembly
Kolkata: Amid ongoing exodus from the Trinamool Congress forward of the Assembly polls, two-time MLA from Diamond Harbour Dipak
Haldar on Monday stop the get together accusing the TMC management of not permitting him to work for the plenty, fuelling speculations of his potential switchover to the BJP.
Haldar, nonetheless, remained tight-lipped on becoming a member of the saffron camp.
He despatched his resignation to the party-state president Subrata Bakshi and South 24 Parganas TMC president Subhasish Chakraborty this night.
“I am a two-time MLA. But, since 2017, I am not allowed to work properly for the masses. Despite informing the leadership, no action was taken to improve the situation. I am not informed about any party programme. I am answerable to the people of my constituency and supporters.”
“I have sent my resignation letter to the district and state president this evening through speed post. I thank Mamata Banerjee for allowing me to serve as an MLA,” he stated.
Accusing a bit of the get together management for harassing him and his relations, Haldar stated “just because of differences with me, my family members were also harassed. Why should I tolerate this humiliation? I don’t deserve this.”
However, he stated he’s not resigning from the put up of MLA, as he’s dedicated to the folks of his constituency.
For the previous few months, Haldar has been talking in opposition to the get together management.
Haldar, thought-about to be a detailed affiliate of BJP chief Sovan Chatterjee, since his days within the TMC, lately met the latter at his residence in South Kolkata.
The TMC management stated Haldar was a “non-performing” MLA of the get together and it was unlikely that he would have gotten a nomination this time.
“If he felt so humiliated then he should have resigned two years back. Why did he wait for so long? The fact is he was well aware that he won’t be getting a ticket this time and that is why he is now planning to jump the ship,” a senior TMC chief stated.
In 2015, Haldar was suspended from the get together after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in a conflict between rival factions of the get together’s college students’ entrance in a district’s school. Later he was out on bail and was reinstated within the get together.
Since the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, when the BJP bagged 18 seats, simply 4 lower than the ruling TMC and emerged as its important challenger in Bengal, 17 MLAs of the Trinamool Congress, one TMC MP, three belonging to the Congress and the CPM every and one from CPI has crossed over to the saffron camp.
However, aside from the previous state Cabinet ministers Suvendu Adhikari and Rajib Banerjee, none of them resigned as MLAs.
Elections to the 294-member West Bengal Assembly are more likely to be held in April-May this yr.
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