West Bengal TMC’s heavyweight minister Suvendu Adhikari quits cabinet
Dealing a heavy blow to the Trinamool Congress and Mamata Banerjee in the run-up to the assembly polls, West Bengal transport minister and heavyweight leader Suvendu Adhikari on Friday afternoon resigned from the state cabinet.
He sent his resignation letter to Banerjee and emailed a copy to governor Jagdeeep Dhankhar at 1.05pm, fanning speculations that the rebel leader may quit the party.
Adhikari, the legislator from Nandigram in East Midnapore district, had resigned from the post of chairman of the Hooghly River Bridge Commission on Thursday night. There were reports that he also resigned from the Haldia Development Authority where he was the chairman.
“I do hereby tender my resignation from my office as Minister. Steps may be taken for its immediate acceptance,” Adhikari wrote to Banerjee.