Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Occasion (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 beneath part 13(B) of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955” stated that the couple weren’t in cordial phrases and had been dwelling individually for the previous six months. The couple could possibly be contacted for his or her feedback.
In the meantime, the state administration posted 4 police personnel at Sujata’s home in Bankura district, whereas three armed police personnel have been deployed to offer 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’ll ship you papers for mutual divorce. Please signal them and don’t use Khan, my surname, from right now,” an emotionally charged Saumitra stated 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 stated in an interview to mediapersons: “I married him going towards the want of my household. I really like him and can all the time achieve this. I nonetheless have the crimson sindoor (vermilion) on my brow (an indication of a married girl).”
“Can a private relationship finish in divorce due to politics? No TMC chief instructed me that I’ve to divorce him to affix the celebration,” 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.