Suvendu Adhikari resigns as Trinamool Congress MLA

Kolkata, Dec 16 (PTI) Rebel Trinamool Congress leader Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday submitted his resignation as an MLA to the West Bengal assembly secretary, party sources said.

NANDIGRAM, INDIA - MAY 5: Trinamool Congress strongman and candidate from Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari, showing V sign to the crowd near a polling booth in Sonachura East Midnapore district during the last phase of Assembly elections on May 5, 2016 in Nandigram, India. Over 84 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the sixth and last phase of assembly election in West Bengal. 25 assembly seats, including 16 in Purba Medinipur and nine in Cooch Behar districts, are going to polls.  Over 58 lakh voters will decide political fate of 170 candidates, including 18 women. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NANDIGRAM, INDIA - MAY 5: Trinamool Congress strongman and candidate from Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari, showing V sign to the crowd near a polling booth in Sonachura East Midnapore district during the last phase of Assembly elections on May 5, 2016 in Nandigram, India. Over 84 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the sixth and last phase of assembly election in West Bengal. 25 assembly seats, including 16 in Purba Medinipur and nine in Cooch Behar districts, are going to polls. Over 58 lakh voters will decide political fate of 170 candidates, including 18 women. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

(Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Adhikari, the MLA of Nandigram constituency in Purba Medinipur district, resigned from the state cabinet last month.

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