West Bengal Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports and former Indian cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla on Tuesday (January 5) resigned from the Trinamool Congress. Shukla wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee about his decision. The former Indian cricketer will remain an MLA till the term of the State Assembly expires.

After Laxmi Ratan Shukla resigned from the party, Anubrata Mandal, the district president of Birbhum slammed him without taking his name. Anuvrata Mandal said, “Sometimes you see a flock of sheep entering a farmer's barn. Again, 30 sheep get out of the farmer’s barn during the festival. The farmers are really not affected if the sheep comes and goes.”

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Trinamool's Birbhum district president Anubrat Mandal made the remarks on Tuesday, mocking Laxmi Ratan Shukla’s resignation.

Anubrat Mandal was the keynote speaker at the Trinamool rally at Palsa Karbala ground in Murari Block No. 1 on Tuesday afternoon. At the beginning of his speech, he was aggressive against the BJP. He said, "Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has launched 68 projects in the state. If Didi is not in Bengal, darkness will loom in the state. The BJP will sell Bengal.”

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“Let the BJP say they will keep the projects running if they come to power in the next assembly polls. Please don’t make the mistake of choosing the wrong party. The BJP will destroy everything. We will get 220 to 230 seats. If not, we will leave the party," he added.