Dissident Trinamool Congress leader Suvendu Adhikari, on Thursday (December 3) said that he will continue to serve people of West Bengal because he considers himself as a “son of Bengal and India”.

While addressing a rally at Tamluk, Mr Adhikari said, “The Constitution of our country speaks of government by the people, of the people and for the people. I am a son of Bengal and a son of India and will continue to serve the people of my state.”

His comment came amidst speculations over his next political move following the impasse in the dialogue between him and the party, which had claimed that differences with him had been sorted out.

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Suvendu’s rally at Tamluk was held to mark the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Khudiram Bose. His supporters were seen carrying the national flag during the programme.

Meanwhile, TMC MP Saugata Roy said in Kolkata there is no scope of further discussion on Adhikari to convince him to remain with the party.

Roy was responding to the dissident leader's message to him in which he apparently said that it was not possible for him to work for the ruling party.

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Saugata Roy said, "We responded to Suvendu's message yesterday itself. I have truthfully stated whatever happened in the meeting on Tuesday. If Suvendu has changed his mind since then, it is for him to talk to the press."

"No further discussion is proposed on Suvendu Adhikari at the party. It is upto him to say whatever he likes," he added.

Meanwhile, all eyes are now on Adhikari’s scheduled press conference on December 6 at his hometown Kanthi in East Midnapore district.