Ahead of the West Bengal 2021 assembly election, Dinesh Trivedi, former TMC member of Parliament resigned from Rajya Sabha on Friday citing that ‘He feels suffocated’.
“I am resigning from the Rajya Sabha today. There is the violence happening in my state [West Bengal]. We cannot speak anything here,” news agency ANI quoted Dinesh Trivedi as saying during a debate on the Budget in Parliament on Friday.
Dinesh Trivedi spoke exclusively to ABP News about his resignation and said that he resigned because his soul was asking to do so. Dinesh Trivedi said that he had been trying to talk to the party leadership especially TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee about this but he couldn’t and finally he decided that he will resign.
Dinesh Trivedi said, ” Our party’s ideology did not change with time, TMC is still stuck with its old thinking and the rate of corruption and violence has also increased in West Bengal in the past few years. TMC’s ideology doesn’t match with mine now as for me my country is above all, I realised I have to choose among my party, state or country and I chose India.
Dinesh Trivedi also said that he protested within the party to take some action when BJP President JP Nadda’s convoy was attacked during his Bengal visit but the party leaders were unhappy with him.
Dinesh Trivedi said that TMC’s ego is restricting the development of the state and his nation’s first ideology contradicted with it so he felt like he should quit the party.
On being asked whether he will join BJP, Dinesh Trivedi said that he is grateful to the saffron party for give him an offer and both RSS and the Bhartiya Janata Party believe in keeping the country first and above all but he will introspect for some time to understand where his ideology is taking him. He said that he will make a decision after analysing all the aspects as he has come to politics to improve the situation of the people and TMC bounded him but now he is free to work for the welfare of the citizens.
News source : Abp Live