'No more talk with Suvendu Adhikari': Trinamool Congress
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress is likely to draw the curtain over the ongoing talks with its rebel leader Suvendu Adhikari, whose political position is widely speculated over the last few weeks.
Trinamool MP Saugata Roy, who was given the charge of mediation with Adhikari by Banerjee, told a local channel, "I had an interaction with Mamata Banerjee thrice. I have nothing to say about Suvendu Adhikari."
In a massive embarrassment for the ruling party which on Tuesday late evening claimed the disputes between the Trinamool and Adhikari were resolved, reports emerged on Tuesday that the 49-year old leader texted Roy informing about his inability to continue working for the outfit.
Though Roy remained tightlipped on whether he had received any text message or not, the veteran parliamentarian said, "We had a meeting where five members were present. Yesterday whatever I had said was true. Now if Suvendu changes his mind, he must come forward and convey it."
On whether any more mediation possible, Roy, who held multiple meetings with Adhikari to resolve the crisis, said, "If he has changed his mind, then nothing can be said."
As per media reports, Adhikari was not happy with the Trinamool going public over the details of the meeting.
Adhikari, who has been holding independent rallies devoid of any Trinamool flag or picture of his supremo Mamata Banerjee for several weeks, resigned as the West Bengal Transport Minister last Friday, triggering a massive speculation over his political position.
The 49-year old politician, an MLA from Nandigram Assembly constituency, had also surrendered the Z category security accorded to him.