In one more setback to the ruling Trinamool Congress social gathering in West Bengal, minister and former cricketer Laxmiratan Shukla resigned from the Mamata Banerjee cupboard on Tuesday.
The improvement, which comes days after a number of Trinamool Congress leaders joined the BJP, has sparked speculations that Shukla is also be becoming a member of the BJP forward of social gathering’s nationwide president JP Nadda go to to the state.
Shukla is a key determine of TMC in Howrah district, the place one other minister, Rajib Banerjee, and MLA of Bally constituency and daughter of Jagmohan Dalmia, Baishali Dalmia, have already rebelled. There are talks that these leaders may also give up social gathering quickly and cross over to the BJP.
Shukla stated he has stepped down as Minister of State for Sports as needed to pay attention extra on cricket. He continues to be a TMC MLA.
Meanwhile, welcoming Shukla’s resolution, BJP spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya stated, “Shukla is a very good man and also a known cricket personality. we will welcome him if he wants to join BJP.”
TMC chief Saugata Roy stated, “This is very unfortunate. I am very hurt with his decision. I don’t know what made him do this. He was a very good cricketer and good human being. If he had some problems within the party, he should have talk r with the leadership. However, this is a cabinet issue. Mamata Banerjee will take a call on this.”