After his shock resignation from the Trinamool Congress right this moment, Dinesh Trivedi mentioned he “didn’t want an invite to hitch the BJP” and added there was “nothing mistaken” if he did find yourself in that celebration. He pulled no punches when it got here to his soon-to-be-ex celebration boss Mamata Banerjee.
This afternoon, Dinesh Trivedi, who had been among the prominent faces of the Trinamool in Delhi, announced his resignation within the Rajya Sabha, complaining in regards to the state of affairs in Bengal. There was prompt hypothesis that he was on his option to the BJP, like a number of others who defected from the Trinamool forward of the Bengal election in two months.
“Dinest Trivedi doesn’t want to attend for an invite. They’re all pals, not from now. The Prime Minister is a good pal. Amitbhai (Amit Shah) is a good pal for a lot of, a few years. I may have gone…I may have simply walked in. And there may be nothing mistaken. Tomorrow if I be a part of the BJP, there may be nothing mistaken in it,” mentioned the 70-year-old, not denying the BJP rumours in an interview to NDTV.
“In the event that they (BJP) are welcoming me, which I heard, I’m grateful to them. If all over the place individuals have accepted them, then they’re doing one thing proper for the nation,” he mentioned, utilizing phrases certain to be a deal-breaker for Mamata Banerjee, who has been campaigning aggressively in opposition to the BJP and its management within the run-up to the Bengal election.
Mr Trivedi doubled down on his allegations earlier right this moment in regards to the Trinamool overrun by “corporates”, his pejorative for ballot strategist Prashant Kishor and his outfit I-PAC, recruited by Mamata Banerjee to handle her election marketing campaign.
“We shaped the celebration (Trinamool) collectively. Mamata Banerjee, Ajit Panja, Mukul Roy, myself. That was the soul of the celebration. We even struggled for five,000 to 7,000 to 10,000 to purchase a ticket to go to Delhi. At this time that soul, that aatma is gone. When you give 100 crores to a advisor…On one hand you say you’re a poor celebration and on the opposite, you give tons of of crores to a advisor,” he mentioned.
“Mamata Banerjee did not want a advisor to defeat the Left? Gandhi by no means required any advisor? I’m not demeaning the significance of that however they can not personal the celebration; they’ve turn out to be homeowners of celebration, they’ve turn out to be larger than the celebration,” he remarked.
Was his choice linked to a communication hole with Mamata Banerjee?
Mr Trivedi mentioned he was sure that the Bengal Chief Minister knew what he thought. “She additionally knew I do not assist this type of tradition…However there was no alternative to speak. For instance on the kisan (farmer protests) – I do not assume 5 of us bought collectively and mentioned okay, what ought to be completed…It was simply go to the properly of the home…so all people went to the properly of the home. That is not the best way,” he mentioned.
“In politics you can’t be a boss and a karamchari (employee). She all the time says I wish to preserve our head up. We do not wish to preserve our heads down…we additionally must preserve our head up.
The place thoughts is with out worry and head is held excessive…If thoughts is filled with worry and head is within the gutter, then that is not Rabindranath Tagore’s tradition? My head, like hers, has been held excessive, however not with ego…”
Mr Trivedi is the most recent to exit the Trinamool after a digital exodus within the final two months. One other parliamentarian, Sunil Mondal, joined the BJP concurrently former Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari. His brother, Dibyendu, additionally a Trinamool MP, might also bounce ship.