Will apologise to Didi: TMC MLA who quit makes a u-turn

'Will apologise to Didi': TMC MLA who quit makes a u-turn

Jitendra Tiwari, within 24 hours of announcing his exit, said he had made a mistake

TMC supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. Credit: PTI Photo

As Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal faces a swarm of resignations, a resigned MLA has made a u-turn, requesting the party to not accept his resignation and announcing his come-back. 

Jitendra Tiwari, within 24 hours of announcing his exit, said he had made a mistake and that he would personally submit an apology to the party supremo and the state's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. 

He resigned as the chief of the Asansol Municipal Corporation and quit the party in the lines of rebel leader Suvendu Adhikari. 

Tiwari on Friday met senior leader Arup Biswan and Prashant Kishor at south Kolkata's Suruchi Sangha club and declared his return. Biswas later confirmed this and added, "There are problems in all families but they can be solved.”

Tiwari, on other hand, termed it as a misunderstanding. "It was my mistake. There were some misunderstandings. Whatever I said it was absolutely wrong on my part. I am told that Didi was hurt at my gesture. I cannot do anything that hurts Didi," he said, according to News18

"I will personally meet Mamata didi and seek her apology. I will continue to work for the Trinamool Congress," he added.

This comes at a time of fallout in the TMC when Banerjee received two more resignations in the last 48 hours from two-time Kanthi Uttar MLA Banasri Maity and Barrackpore MLA Silbhadra Dutta.