West Bengal Congress leader Koustav Bagchi resigns
West Bengal Congress leader Koustav Bagchi resigns

Leader and advocate of the West Bengal Congress and party member Koustav Bagchi resigned from the party on Wednesday, citing the party’s top command as having “more interest in forging a friendship with the TMC than strengthening the state party unit” and viewing “the Trinamool Congress as its West Bengal unit.”

There are several rumors that Bagchi will probably join the BJP before the next Lok Sabha elections.

In his letter, Bagchi said, “I believe the urge for forging an alliance by our Top Leadership with the TMC is nothing but a blatant insult to those loyal soldiers of the Congress party only for some parochial interests and/or gains of certain leaders and their associates…Without hesitation, I can firmly say that in the present day scenario, the Indian National Congress has lost its political character.”

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Advocate Koustav Bagchi gained fame last year when he was detained by the police for remarks he made about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Later, he shaved his head and declared that he would stay bald as long as the TMC government in the state was in power.

On Wednesday, Bagchi, one of the Congress spokespersons in the state, said he has tendered his resignation letter to the Congress high command and West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury.

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