Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and former state minister Madan Mitra said that he was all set to take charge of West Bengal’s Midnapore district after Suvendu Adhikari’s resignation ahead of the crucial 2021 West Bengal Assembly Elections.
As reported by ANI, Mitra expressed his views and said, “I personally feel ultimately Suvendu Adhikari will lose. I am ready to take charge of Midnapore district and if party wants I will stay there for three months at a stretch.TMC hasn’t lost its ground.”
Suvendu resigned from TMC on Wednesday after several days of tension within the party. He spearheaded the Nandigram movement that helped chief minister Mamata Banerjee win power from the CPI(M) in 2011. He represented the Nandigram constituency from the Purba Medinipur district.
Even after his resignation, he still remains to be a largely influential figure in the areas of West Midnapore, Bankura, Purulia, Jhargram, parts of Birbhum and Murshidabad, all of which constitute about 40-45 assembly seats.