Political strategist Prashant Kishor visited Trinamool Purba Midnapore chairman Sisir Adhikari’s Hatabari residence in Kanthi on Thursday (November 12). 

Prashant Kishore and Sisir Adhikari had talked for over two hours. Naturally, this meeting created a stir in the politics of Bengal. According to sources, Kishor spoke with Suvendu over the phone by sitting at Sisir Adhikari’s house.

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The development comes a week ahead of two scheduled rallies in Purba Midnapore’s Ramnagar on November 19, one to be addressed by Suvendu and the other by TMC’s Ramnagar MLA Akhil Giri.

Giri claimed he was not aware of Kishor’s visit. He said, “I came to know about it from the media. I can only say that it happened with the consent of the highest Trinamool leadership. It is one thing to fight on a party banner. But it is not the same to fight elections without the party symbol. People are coming to rallies. They are judging leaders because they have experienced too.”

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It is being assumed that Prashant Kishore visited Sisir Adhikari’s house in a bid to break peace with his rebel son Suvendu while the latter was touring Paschim Midnapore’s Ghatal and Hooghly’s Mahanad.

Earlier in the day at the Ghatal Bijoya Sammilani gathering, Suvendu Adhikari talked about his political past, fondly recollecting how he worked for the “party” and carried out directives of his leader Mamata Banerjee without naming her. “My leader led the second freedom struggle in 2011. I was the Tamluk MP then. My party gave me the responsibility in Ghatal, Chandrakona and Kharagpur,” he said, sending out signals that he hasn’t mentally dissociated from Trinamool.