A day after the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) branded Suvendu Adhikari, a former TMC heavyweight and minister who defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), a traitor and focused his household at a rally at Contai, his hometown in Bengal’s East Midnapore district, he’s set to hold a rally on the similar place on Thursday.
This could be his first rally in East Midnapore after he joined the BJP on December 19 at union dwelling minister Amit Shah’s rally.
On Tuesday, Adhikari addressed his first rally as a BJP chief in Burdwan district. BJP’s youth president in the state Saumitra Khan, who just lately filed a divorce swimsuit towards his spouse Sujata Mondol Khan after she converted to the TMC, would even be current at Adhikari’s rally.
Both the TMC and the BJP are desperately making an attempt to present their energy in the district, which was thought of to be the bastion of the TMC, extra so of the Adhikari household.
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee is anticipated to hold one other rally at Nandigram in the identical district on January 7, 2021.
Adhikari and his household have performed a key position in the expansion of the TMC in East Midnapore. The Contai and Tamluk Lok Sabha seats, a lot of the meeting segments and plenty of native our bodies right here have been managed by 78-12 months-previous Sisir Adhikari and his three sons since 2009.
Sisir Adhikari, his father, is the sitting TMC MP from Contai. Dibyendu Adhikari, his brother, is the MP from Tamluk. His youngest brother Soumendu Adhikari is the chairman of Kanthi municipality. No member of the Adhikari household, nevertheless, attended the TMC rally in East Midnapore on Wednesday.
“Akhil Giri (TMC lawmaker from Ramnagar and a known detractor of Adhikari) had sent invitation letters to everyone. If someone doesn’t attend then it is up to them,” mentioned Saugata Roy, TMP MP.
A two-time former Lok Sabha member with a powerful fan following amongst get together employees, Suvendu Adhikari, 50, is acknowledged as one of many leaders who helped TMC chief Mamata Banerjee galvanise the anti-land acquisition motion at Nandigram in East Midnapore district throughout the Left Front rule. The two-12 months-lengthy motion grew to become a key issue in the CPI(M)’s ouster in 2011.
On Wednesday, earlier than the TMC rally, there was a conflict between the BJP and the TMC employees in the district’s Ramnagar space.