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Cooch Behar Trinamul MLA to quit

The party that I had joined 22 years back is not today’s TMC. I don’t have any place in the party: Mihir Goswami
On Tuesday, Trinamul stalwart in Cooch Behar and minister Rabindranath Ghosh had visited Goswami’s residence to try and placate him.
On Tuesday, Trinamul stalwart in Cooch Behar and minister Rabindranath Ghosh had visited Goswami’s residence to try and placate him.
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Our Correspondent   |   Cooch Behar   |   Published 27.11.20, 03:35 AM

Mihir Goswami, the Trinamul MLA of Cooch Behar (South), said on Thursday that he had decided to sever ties with the party.

Goswami, who has been vocal against Trinamul and its leaders for the past one-and-half months, said: “I feel that the party with which I have remained associated for 22 years no longer needs me. That is why I have decided to sever all my ties with the party.” He did not specify his future plans.

His social media post on Thursday said: “The party that I had joined 22 years back is not today’s Trinamul. I don’t have any place in the party. If the party supremo instructs me, I can also resign from the MLA’s post.”

Since October, Goswami has been critical of Trinamul. Last week, he put up a post on social media, saying the party was “no longer in the hands of Mamata Banerjee”.

The veteran, however, did not clarify whether he had sent his resignation to party leaders. Asked if he was contemplating to join another party, Goswami dodged a direct reply. “I have made up my mind to leave Trinamul. If I have to serve people, I should work in a democratic manner and be in a democratic party. I will soon make a decision on it,” he said.

On Tuesday, Trinamul stalwart in Cooch Behar and minister Rabindranath Ghosh had visited Goswami’s residence to try and placate him.

After Thursday’s development, Trinamul leaders were guarded. “I don’t want to comment on his remarks or posts. All I can say is that he is still an MLA of our party,” said Partha Pratim Roy, district Trinamul president.



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