KOLKATA: BJP Lok Sabha MPs Jagannath Sarkar and Nisith Pramanik on Wednesday tendered their resignation as members of the West Bengal meeting, to which they have been elected within the latest polls.
Sarkar and Pramanik, MPs of Ranaghat and Cooch Behar respectively, went to the meeting and submitted their resignation letters to Speaker Biman Banerjee.
Pramanik mentioned that they’re quitting as MLAs as per the directive of the BJP management.
The saffron occasion had additionally fielded two different Lok Sabha MPs – Union minister Babul Supriyo and Locket Chatterjee and Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta however they misplaced the election.
The saffron occasion bagged 77 seats whereas the Trinamool Congress secured a landslide victory profitable 213 of the 292 constituencies that went to polls. Election was countermanded in two seats as a result of dying of candidates.
“The BJP has risen from simply three MLAs (within the 2016 elections) to 77 MLAs. To be able to add expertise in operating the federal government, some MPs had been fielded,” Sarkar mentioned.
Nevertheless, the occasion couldn’t obtain its purpose of forming the federal government within the state, he mentioned.
Sarkar asserted that their preventing the meeting election regardless of being MPs after which resigning after profitable don’t mirror any organisational weak spot of the BJP.
Pramanik mentioned that they can’t stay members of each the Lok Sabha and the state meeting concurrently.
Whereas Pramanik gained within the meeting election by a wafer-thin margin of simply 57 votes defeating TMC candidate Udayan Guha from the Dinhata seat, Sarkar gained by a cushty margin of 15,878 votes from Santipur.
Dinhata and Santipur meeting segments fall throughout the respective Lok Sabha constituencies of Pramanik and Sarkar.