Wednesday, 13 January 2021
The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday removed Lok Sabha member Sisir Adhikari as the East Midnapore district unit head weeks after his son, Suvendu Adhikari, defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Sisir Adhikari was earlier stripped of the chairmanship of Digha Shankharpur Development Authority (DSDA) in the district.
Sisir Adhikari’s eldest son, Dibyendu, is also a TMC Lok Sabha. Suvendu Adhikari, a former legislator, joined the BJP on December 19 in presence of Union home minister Amit Shah along with six TMC legislators, a Lok Sabha member of Parliament, and over a dozen other leaders.