She said that "Some termites are finishing the Trinamool Congress in Howrah while the words of loyal members are not being heard. It seems there is no redresses of the grievances of ours. A certain lobby is holding the centre stage in Howrah district and not allowing us to work. Laxmi's decision was prompted by these people."
Shukla was the minister of state for youth affairs and sports, resigned from his post and has sent his resignation letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who accepted it and forwarded the letter to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Earlier TMC got a big blow when several of its MLAs and councillor shift to BJP. The main trailblazer Subhendhu Adhikari joins BJP and continuously attack TMC, along with him 15 others and his brother Soumendu who was removed from the administrator's post at the civic body by the Mamata Banerjee government joins BJP.
The speculation has already started that Vaishali Dalmiya and Shukla could join before the Assembly polls in West Bengal.