Kolkatta,13/5 (Ao Bureau): The number of MLAs of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which won 77 seats in the West Bengal Assembly Elecion, has been reduced to 75. BJP’s two MPs Nishit Pramanik and Jagannath Sarkar (Jagannath Sarkar) have resigned from the post. Both have submitted their resignations to the speaker on Wednesday following the directions of the party high command. At the same time, the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the state has mocked the BJP’s move. TMC says that BJP is trying to secure Lok Sabha position through this.
According to media reports, BJP believes that the need of both the members is more in the Parliament than in the state. Due to this, both the MPs have resigned from the post of MLA. It is special that Pramanik and Sarkar were among the 5 BJP MPs from whom the party had hoped for a big victory in the state. At the same time, after the violence erupted in the state after the elections, the central government had decided to give protection to the BJP MLAs. The TMC accused the Center of misusing taxpayers’ money.
The BJP MP from Ranaghat in Nadia district and who won from Shantipur Assembly seat told NDTV, ‘The results in Bengal did not go as expected. If BJP had formed the government, we would have got a different role. Now it is not so, Toparti said that we should remain MP and resign as MLA. That is why we are doing this. Certified as MP and the government has security at the center. Shubhendu Adhikari, who won from Nandigram seat against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has also got Z-plus security.