Kolkata: Soon after senior Trinamool Congress leader Suvendu Adhikari resigned from the West Bengal cabinet, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday welcomed the decision as the “beginning of the end of the TMC” and said if the heavyweight leader joins the saffron camp it would be beneficial for both.
BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy hailed Adhikari, his former colleague in the TMC, said it is for him to decide whether he wants to join the saffron party or not.
State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the party has its doors open for the heavyweight leader and others of TMC, which, he claimed, does not have a place for able leaders.
“As far as I have seen in politics, Suvendu is one of the finest mass leaders of contemporary times. I have known him for a long time. He is a product of mass movement. If he decides to join the BJP, it will be beneficial for both him and the party,” Roy said.
Ghosh said Adhikari”s resignation heralds the “end of Trinamool Congress” and claimed that the party would “cease to exist”.
“The exit of Suvendu Adhikari from TMC is only a matter of time. There are several leaders of the ruling party who are disgruntled with its way of functioning. We have kept our doors open … All leaders with self respect will leave TMC,” Ghosh told reporters.
In another development disgruntled TMC MLA from Coochbehar Mihir Goswami joined BJP in New Delhi on Friday evening.