He is the father of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, who recently left TMC to join BJP; and he was replaced with MLA Akhil Giri, known to be his detractor in the Trinamool Congress. "He did not do anything as the chairman of the DSDA. So he has been removed," Akhil Giri told reporters. Sisir Adhikari is at present the district president of the TMC in Purba Medinipur.
"Sisir-da is a veteran leader. Maybe he was unwell. But we were pained when he did not utter any word against his sons Suevndu and Soumendu who had been constantly attacking the TMC after switching over to the BJP," said TMC Spokesperson Kunal Ghosh. "They can do whatever they want. I am not bothered," said Sisir Adhikari by this decision.
Suvendu Adhikary’s brother Soumendu Adhikari was removed from the post of chairperson last month of the Contai municipality and he joined BJP.