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Pavan Kumar Varma resigns from Trinamool Congress

Pavan Varma had joined TMC last year in November saying that it was the need of the hour to work for strengthening the Opposition.

In 2020, Varma and Prashant Kishor were expelled from JD(U) after the two stepped up attacks on its alliance partner BJP over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). (Express photo by Anil Sharma/File)

Former Rajya Sabha MP Pavan Varma resigned from Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday, thanking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for “affection and courtesies” and asking her to accept his resignation.

Varma tweeted saying, “Dear @MamataOfficial ji, Please accept my resignation from the @AITCofficial. I want to thank you for the warm welcome accorded to me, and for your affection and courtesies. I look forward to remaining in touch. Wishing you all the best, and with warm regards, Pavan K. Varma”.

Varma had joined TMC last November saying it was the need of the hour to work towards strengthening the Opposition. “Keeping the political circumstances in mind, it is imperative to strengthen the Opposition,” he had told reporters.

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In 2020, Varma and Prashant Kishor were expelled from JD(U) after the two stepped up attacks on its then alliance partner BJP over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

First published on: 12-08-2022 at 02:05:51 pm
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