Jitendra Tiwari quits TMC & as Asansol civic body chief

Jitendra Tiwari Resigns Rebel TMC MLA Quits Key Post in Asansol Municipal Corporation

Jitendra Tiwari has resigned as MLA from the Trinamool Congress and the party headed by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He was district president of All India Trinamool Congress Paschim Bardhhaman District Unit.  He is former Mayor of Asansol . He represented the Pandaveswar constituency. Jitendra Tiwari, 41,  among several party leaders who have turned rebel recently, has also resigned from the post of chairman of the Administrative Board of the Asansol Municipal Corporation. Addressing party workers on Thursday, December 17 Jitendra Tiwari said, “We have been deprived of the benefits of smart city projects funded by the GOI. We have also been deprived of the solid waste management system. Asansol has been deprived of many development works.” Tiwari claimed that the state government had funds for Kolkata but not for Asansol. Tiwari refused a meeting with urban development minister Firhad Hakim in Kolkata on Tuesday evening. Tiwari insisted in a confidential letter to Hakim (that got leaked) that he will only meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the issue. He claimed to have written to the cabinet minister regarding the matter at least five times in the past. He has also apprised the higher education department of his intention to resign from the governing body of two local colleges.“I am very aggrieved to state that our city was chosen by the Ministry of urban development, Government of India, under Smart City Mission project which if would have been allowed by you, our city could have received funds amounting Rs 2,000 crore which would be very crucial for development of the city due to political reasons we were not allowed to get benefits from it by the state government,” the MLA wrote in the letter. “Given the current situation, it is very hard to work and [thus] I am resigning from the post of chairman of the administrative board of Asansol Municipal Corporation,” Jitendra Tiwari said, adding that he will come back again after the elections and clear all pending works. He has also given up perks of his post at the municipal corporation like the official vehicle, etc and was seen travelling in his personal car on Thursday, 17 December 2020.It is stated that he has reportedly cancelled his meeting with CM at Kolkata on Friday, December 18 to iron out his grievances.

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