The Big StoryDecember 17, 2020
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Resignations Pour in from TMC; Will Party Rift Impacts 2021 Polls?

Cracks within the Trinamool Congress Party is getting wider and visible ahead of the 2021 Bengal Legislative Assembly elections.

On 17 December, former Minister of Transport in the state — Suvendu Adhikari who's been the face of Nandigram protests which practically catapulted the TMC into power for the first time in West Bengal in 2011, resigned from the party amid speculations of him switching over to the BJP.

A day later, five other district-level TMC leaders also handed over their resignations. And the list of disgruntled TMC MLAs and senior leaders who are speaking out against the party is only growing longer.

What is triggering the in-party turmoil? What does the loss of TMC heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari mean for the party and what does the BJP have to gain from it all ahead of the upcoming elections? Tune in to The Big Story!

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Guests: Aditya Memon, Political Editor, The Quint
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