TMC says ‘dispute resolved’ after crucial meet between Suvendu Adhikari, Abhishek Banerjee

Leaders of Trinamool Congress have said that the dispute between dissident leader Suvendu Adhikari and party MP Abhishek Banerjee has been resolved after a crucial meeting.

TMC leaders held a meeting with dissident party leader Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

The Trinamool Congress leadership held a crucial meeting with dissident party leader Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday evening amid growing speculation over his future political move.

Mediated by senior TMC leader and Lok Sabha MP Dr Saugata Roy, party MP Abhishek Banerjee sat face to face with Adhikari in Kolkata. Party MP Sudip Bandopadhyay alongwith poll strategist Prashant Kishor attended the meeting that lasted close to two hours.

Abhishek Banerjee is Mamata Banerjee’s nephew. (Photo: PTI)

“We have reached a positive conclusion that Suvendu will stay in the party and shall work together for the good of the party,” Dr Roy told India Today.

“He has stated in no uncertain terms that there is no question of his leaving the party or joining the BJP,” the veteran MP said.

In what is being termed as a breakthrough in the stalemate over the former Bengal minister’s political career, Roy said the talks were in a “cordial atmosphere” and party supremo Mamata Banerjee has been duly informed.

“All problems are not solved overnight but an atmosphere has been created and everything will be sorted out in course of time,” he added.

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