Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari has resigned as Chairman of the Hooghly River Bridge Commission.

Hooghly River Bridge Commission is a statutory body under the Transport Department, government of West Bengal.

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Suvendu Adhikari's resignation comes at a time when political circles in the state are abuzz on whether he will quit the Trinamool Congress and join BJP.

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Maintaining a low profile during his stint as an MP, Adhikari emerged as an alternate power centre within the TMC owing to his organizational skills in recent years.

Adhikari, a two-time MP, came to limelight after galvanizing mass support for Mamata Banerjee during the Nandigram agitation.