Former Rajya Sabha MP Pavan Varma today resigned from the Trinamool Congress, just 10 months after joining the party. The diplomat-turned-politician had joined the Trinamool Congress in November last year after working with the Janata Dal (United).
Announcing his exit from Trinamool on Twitter, Mr. Verma said, “Dear Mamata Banerjee ji, please accept my resignation from Trinamool Congress. I would like to thank you for the warm welcome extended to me and your affection and courtesy. . I look forward to it. Keep in touch. Best wishes to you.”
Dear @MamataOfficial sir please accept my resignation @AITCofficial, I would like to thank you for the warm welcome that I received, and for your kindness and courtesy. I look forward to getting in touch. Best wishes to all of you, and with warm wishes, Pawan K Verma
— PavanK Varma (@PavanK_Varma) 12 August 2022
Mr Verma was expelled by the JD(U) in January 2020 along with Prashant Kishor, the then party’s national vice president, for allegedly not following “party discipline”.
Pavan Varma has served as India’s ambassador to several countries and has also been a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs. Mr Varma has also authored several books and is the recipient of the Druk Thukse Award – Bhutan’s highest civilian award.