Tamluk: Dibyendu Adhikari, Trinamool Congress MP Sisir Kumar Adhikari’s son, has been elected as candidate for Tamluk parliamentary constituency.
Parliament seat of Tamluk has been unoccupied after Suvendu Adhikari, a TMC candidate, won with a record margin from Nandigram Assembly Constituency in May 2016. He was sworn in as the Transport Minister of the state.
Dibyendu Adhikari’s family has been at the helm of affairs of Nandigram movement with CM Mamata Banerjee. Adhikari’s family is closely associated with chief minister Mamata Banerjee since the movement began a decade back.
Dibyendu is the younger son of former junior union minister Sisir Adhikari, one of the senior TMC leaders affiliated to party and party Supremo Mamata Banerjee since the inception of TMC in 1998.
He has been active in college politics for almost two decades. A three time MLA, Dibyendu is presently a councillor of Contai munipality.
Elections in Tamluk and Coochbehar parliamentary constituencies in Bengal is scheduled for November 19.
The anti-land acquisition movement of Bengal got its first taste of success in Nandigram against the Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee government.
Interestingly, if Dibyendu Adhikari is elected as MP next month, theirs will be the only family in Bengal where a father-son duo will be parliamentarians with brother as a cabinet minister in state government.