New Delhi: Slamming Dinesh Trivedi for announcing his resignation as a member of Rajya Sabha, All India Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra on Friday said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave him everything, the only noble prize was left to be given to Trivedi.
While calling Trivedi a ‘traitor’, Mitra said that the former railway minister lost the Lok Sabha elections and despite that Banerjee sent him to Rajya Sabha as a Trinamool MP.
Mitra further said some leaders would leave TMC, but it won’t affect the party.
In a surprise move, Trivedi today announced his resignation from the Rajya Sabha, saying that he is feeling suffocated as he was not able to do anything to stop violence in West Bengal.
“If you sit here quietly and cannot do anything, then it is better that you resign from here and go to the land of Bengal and be with people,” he said while speaking in the Upper House of Parliament.
“I am grateful to my party that it has sent me here, but now I feel a little suffocated. We are unable to do anything and there is atrocity (going on). My voice of conscience is saying what Swami Vivekananda used to say — arise, awake and stop not till the goal is reached,” Trivedi said.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said his party would welcome Trivedi if he offers to join.
“Not just Dinesh Trivedi ji, whoever wants to do honest work, cannot stay in Trinamool Congress. If he wants to join Bharatiya Janata Party, we will welcome him,” Vijayvargiya was quoted by ANI as saying.
Meanwhile, when asked whether he would be joining the BJP, Trivedi said that at present he was on his own and feels relieved in the sense that he doesn’t feel guilty of not being able to do anything for Bengal.
Without taking the name of Prashant Kishor, who has been roped by Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee to design her party’s poll campaign for the upcoming West Bengal elections, Trivedi said he was not able to raise his voice in the party as nobody has time.
In an apparent reference to Kishor, Trivedi questioned, “What would someone do in a situation when a political party is run by a corporate professional, a person who doesn’t know the ABC of politics?”