Politics

After Brother, TMC Ousts Suvendu Adhikari's Father from Govt Post

Senior TMC minister Soumen Mahapatra, a known detractor of the Adhikari family, replaced Sisir Adhikari, who was made chairman of the core committee of the party's district unit, a less important post.

Kolkata: Nearly a month after West Bengal’s political heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), his father and Trinamool Congress (TMC) Lok Sabha MP Sisir Adhikari was on Wednesday removed as East Midnapore district president, party sources said.

Senior TMC minister Soumen Mahapatra, a known detractor of the Adhikari family, replaced Sisir Adhikari, who was made chairman of the core committee of the party’s district unit, a less important post.

The decision came a day after Sisir Adhikari was removed from the post of chairman of Digha-Shankarpur Development Authority (DSDA).

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TMC MLA Akhil Giri, also a detractor of the Adhikari family, replaced Sishir Adhikari as the chief of DSDA, which is responsible for the upkeep and development of the beach town in East Midnapore.

Last month, according to TMC sources, Suvendu Adhikari‘s brother Soumendu was removed from the post of the chairman of the board of administrators of the Kanthi Municipality in Purba Medinipur district.

Suvendu Adhikari, a former state transport minister, joined the BJP along with nine MLAs, five of them from the TMC, and a party MP during Union home minister Amit Shah’s rally in Medinipur on December 19.