West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: West Bengal Legislative Assembly speaker Biman Banerjee on Friday said that he has examined Suvendu Adkhikari’s resignation letter and found that the date isn’t specified in the letter. The speaker further added that he was not been informed that Adhikari’s resignation is voluntary and genuine.Also Read - Kerala Rains: Death Toll Rises to 23; PM Modi Discusses Situation With CM Vijayan | 10 Points

“I have examined the letter & found that date isn’t specified in it. I hadn’t been informed that his (Suvendu Adhikari) resignation is voluntary & genuine. So it’s not possible to accept it. I’ve asked him to appear before me on 21st December,” Speaker, West Bengal Legislative Assembly said. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Two Non-Local Labourers Killed as Terrorists Open Fire in Kulgam

“Unless and until I am satisfied that the resignation is voluntary and genuine, it is not possible for me to accept the same in the light of the provisions of the Constitution of India and the rules of procedure and conduct of business in West Bengal Legislative Assembly,” the Speaker told reporters. Also Read - World's Largest Political Party...: Uddhav Thackeray Takes Dig at Former Ally

Adhikari, who had earlier resigned as minister in the Mamata Banerjee cabinet, submitted his resignation as MLA at the Assembly secretariat on December 16. The Speaker was not present in the House at that time.

Banerjee further said that Adhikari has been asked to appear before him personally in his chamber on December 21 to make his submission in the matter.