DIAMOND HARBOUR (SOUTH 24 PARGANAS): Trinamool Congress’s two-term Diamond Harbour MLA, Dipak Haldar, give up the social gathering on Monday, marking the primary main desertion in social gathering chief Abhishek Banerjee’s Lok Sabha constituency. Ten TMC MLAs have thus far defected to BJP since December within the run-up to polls.
Haldar despatched his resignation through SpeedPost to TMC state president Subrata Bakshi, with a duplicate to South 24 Parganas district president Subhasish Chakraborty. Haldar didn’t instantly announce his future plans, although he has been to BJP chief Sovan Chatterjee’s Golpark residence final month. “I’m but to make up my thoughts,” he mentioned.
However not like Suvendu Adhikari and Rajib Banerjee, Haldar received’t resign as an MLA. “Why ought to I resign from the Meeting when individuals have elected me? I’ll discuss to the voters of my constituency and take a choice,” he mentioned.
Haldar fell from grace method again in 2015 when police arrested him in reference to a conflict at Fakir Chand Faculty after he confronted the officer in cost. He has needed to take a again seat in Trinamool politics since then.
“How lengthy can I proceed with the insult? I used to be invited to Mamata Banerjee’s conferences in Diamond Harbour. However I didn’t get the invite when different leaders and ministers held conferences in my constituency. No senior social gathering chief felt like speaking to me once I was feeling let down,” Haldar mentioned.