After resigning from the post of MLA, Suvedu Adhikari held a meeting with disgruntled TMC leaders on Wednesday (December 16).

The TMC leadership, however, did not pay much importance to the development and said that those who want to leave the party are free to do.

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After resignation, Suvendu Adhikari went to Mandal’s residence at Kanksa in Paschim Bardhaman district.

According to sources, Mandal, a two-time Bardhaman Purba Lok Sabha MP, warmly welcomed Adhikari in his house.

Mandal came out in support of Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday morning and blamed the party for not addressing the grievances on time and for not giving respect to prominent leaders who have done a lot for the party.

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JitenderTiwari, who had recently slammed the TMC for depriving the industrial town of Asansol of central funds for political reasons, was also seen entering the residence of Mandal’s, sources said.

According to sources, few other disgruntled TMC leaders from Birbhum, Bardhaman were also seen joining the meeting