TMC Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Trivedi resigned, likely to join BJP
“There is violence happening in my state”
New Delhi: Dramatic development on the last day of Budget session. Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Dinesh Trivedi announced his resignation on the floor of the house. Speaking to the Rajya Sabha, Dinesh Trivedi said there was a violence taking place in West Bengal and he felt helpless about the political violence in his state.
He said “the kind of political violence that is happening in Bengal, it’s threat to democracy. I feel very strange, sitting here. I think of what I should do. I think of Rabindranath Tagore. Obey party discipline ? Of course, but I feel stifled. My soul is saying I sit here and say nothing, what is the point ? I resign”
He added “Grateful to my party that they’ve sent me here. I’m feeling suffocated that we’re not able to do anything over violence in the state. My soul tells me that if you can’t do anything sitting here, then you must resign. I will continue to work for people of West Bengal”
Ahead of West Bengal Assembly Election 2021, it definitely a huge blow to Mamata Banerjee led TMC party.
TMC leader Sukhendu Shekhar Roy said on his resignation “Trinamool means grassroots. This will give us an opportunity to send a grassroots worker of ours soon to the Rajya Sabha”
However, BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said “Not just Dinesh Trivedi Ji, whoever wants to do honest work, cant’t stay in Trinamool Congress. If he wants to join Bharatiya Janata Party, we will welcome him”