Kolkata: Rebel Trinamool Congress leader and minister Suvendu Adhikari has formally resigned from the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday.
Disgruntled with the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal, Adhikari had resigned from the state cabinet last month.
“I hereby tender my resignation as a member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly. Steps may be taken for its immediate acceptance,” he said in a letter to the Speaker, as quoted by Hindustan Times.
There have been reports that he is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) this week in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to the state later this week.
Adhikari is expected to leave for Delhi before switching sides. He is also expected to be given security by the Union Home Ministry.