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'Suvendu Adhikari Not Going BJP, All Issues Sorted': TMC Top Brass Vows to Make Mamata Win Again

File photo of Suvendu Adhikary.

File photo of Suvendu Adhikary.

The two-hour meeting was attended by election strategist Prashant Kishor and senior party leaders Abhishek Banerjee, Saugata Roy and Sudip Bandopadhyay.

Senior Trinamool Congress leaders and election strategist Prashant Kishor held a meeting with rebel functionary Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday, following which the party claimed that all the issues have been resolved.

The two-hour meeting was attended by Abhishek Banerjee and other senior party leaders Saugata Roy and Sudip Bandopadhyay. It happened at a place in north Kolkata.

Last week, Adhikari had resigned as a minister from the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government amid speculations that he might join the BJP ahead of the crucial Assembly elections next year.

Roy said Adhikari is not going to BJP and it was a foolish assumption. "We had a fruitful meeting with him today. All the problems have been sorted out. The party is united. There was the need for a face-to-face meeting to sort out the issues. So it was done. He is with TMC and we will work together to make Banerjee win again," the TMC MP said, adding the meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere.

Adhikari, the face of the Nandigram movement that added to the political heft of Mamata Banerjee and catapulted her to power, resigned from her cabinet on Friday, setting off speculation that he may quit the ruling TMC soon.

He was said to be unhappy over organisational changes in the Trinamool Congress and the growing clout of Kishor and Abhishek, the nephew of the chief minister, in the decision making process of the state government.

(With inputs from agencies)