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West Bengal: TMC leader Jitendra Tiwari takes U-turn, returns after leaving party

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Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: Dec. 19, 2020, 10:46 a.m.

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Jitendra Tiwari, who had earlier rebelled against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banejee. has returned to the party after taking a U-turn.

He had earlier also resigned from his post of primary member of the TMC, alleging that he was not being allowed to work for the people.

However, taking a U-turn on Friday, Jitendra Tiwari returned to the TMC late at night. Jitendra Tiwari met minister Arup Vishwas in Kolkata and apologized. 

“Tiwari was in the party and will remain in the party,” said Biswas.

Jitendra Tiwari was the second leader after Shuvendu Adhikari, who left the TMC ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s state visit. TMC’s Shilabhadra Dutta also walked out of the party on Friday.

While leaving the TMC, Jitendra Tewari had said,  that I have resigned from the post of Chairman of the Board of Administrators of the Asansol Municipal Corporation. If I am not allowed to work, what will I do with the post? Therefore, I resigned. There is no point in continuing in the TMC, as I am not being allowed to work for the people.”

Many TMC leaders are in touch with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and they are likely to join the BJP during Amit Shah’s two-day visit to West Bengal. 

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged that BJP leaders are coercing TMC members to quit and join the “saffron camp”.

The TMC is trying to retain power in the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal, while the BJP is working hard to remove Mamata Banerjee from power.

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