Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parliamentarian Saumitra Khan on Tuesday despatched a divorce discover to his spouse Sujata Mondol Khan, a day after she joined the ruling Trinamool Congress.
The authorized discover for “mutual divorce under section 13(B) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955” mentioned that the couple weren’t in cordial phrases and had been dwelling individually for the previous six months. The couple may very well be contacted for his or her feedback.
Meanwhile, the state administration posted 4 police personnel at Sujata’s home in Bankura district, whereas three armed police personnel have been deployed to provide her round the clock safety.
Twists and turns straight out of a Bollywood film performed out on West Bengal’s political stage on Monday, shortly after Sujata joined the TMC.
“Sujata, I will send you papers for mutual divorce. Please sign them and do not use Khan, my surname, from today,” an emotionally charged Saumitra mentioned in a press convention on Monday as a household drama involving melodramatic exchanges between him and his spouse was aired on reside tv.
Later within the day, Sujata mentioned in an interview to mediapersons: “I married him going against the wish of my family. I love him and will always do so. I still have the red sindoor (vermilion) on my forehead (a sign of a married woman).”
“Can a personal relationship end in divorce because of politics? No TMC leader told me that I have to divorce him to join the party,” she added.
Saumitra is a former TMC chief who joined the BJP in January 2019. He was the TMC’s Lok Sabha member from Bishnupur in Bankura district. He retained the seat by contesting for the BJP and was made president of the state BJYM about three months in the past.