TMC MP Dev not to attend PM Modi’s public meeting at Haldia
Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Dipak Adhikari on Wednesday (February 3) said that he will not attend a scheduled public meeting on February 7 at Haldia port where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate projects worth ₹4,500 crores.
West Bengal BJP Yuva Morcha president Saumitra Khan had recently claimed that Deepak Adhikari will attend the public rally at Haldia, where PM Modi will be present.
Dev, whose real name is Dipak Adhikari, is the Lok Sabha MP from Ghatal constituency which comprises one assembly segment of East Midnapore district where Haldia is located.
Dev wrote on Twitter, “Dear Saumitra, I still feel very proud to see your journey & achievements. My sincere apologies, as I won't be able to make it to this event, but I m touched to have received this invite," Dev said on Twitter.”
“Irrespective of our political ideologies, as I still cherish the good old times we spent together, when you represented the same party as me. All the very best for this and my best wishes are always with you & your Party. Take care,” Dev wrote in a second tweet.
Speculations of Dev deserting the TMC had gained momentum after actor Rudranil Ghosh joined the BJP and hinted at the possibility of others from the Tollywood industry to join the saffron camp soon.