I want to resign from Lok Sabha, says Trinamool’s singer MP


Kolkata: Noted Bengali singer Kabir Suman, who is a Trinamool Congress MP, Tuesday said that he wanted to resign from the Lok Sabha.

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“I would like to submit my resignation to the honourable Speaker of the Lok Sabha. I shall also tell Prime Minister Manmohan Singh about my decision. I don’t want to continue as an MP and I’ve decided to withdraw myself.Now tell me what to do,” Suman said in an interview with a local television channel, Star Ananda, here.

“I am a simple person and I don’t believe in tricks. I wonder how people survive with mere trickery,” he said, in reaction to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee’s remarks where she called Suman a “guest in the party”.

Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Monday said that Suman was never a Trinamool Congress worker.

“He was a civil society representatives and he’s a guest in our party. We respect him for his creative talent,” Banerjee had told reporters after her party’s core committee meeting Monday evening.

Suman contested from Kolkata’s adjoining South 24-Parganas’ Jadavpur constituency, trouncing the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) heavyweight Sujan Chakraborty in April-May general elections this year.

“I am grateful to the people that I don’t belong to any political party,” Suman said.

Earlier, the singer-turned-politician had criticised various political parties, including his own Trinamool Congress, saying that he could not see any difference between the CPI-M and the opposition in misusing funds allocated for development work.