New Delhi: Pavan K. Varma, a former Rajya Sabha member, resigned from the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) party on Friday and gave his resignation letter to Mamata Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal. Pavan K. Varma expressed his gratitude to Mamata Banerjee for her kind welcome, love, and courtesies on Twitter.
Dear @MamataOfficial ji, Please accept my resignation from the @AITCofficial. I want to thank you for the warm welcome accorded to me and for your affection and courtesies. I look forward to remaining in touch. Wishing you all the best and with warm regards, Pavan K. Varma
In November 2021, Pavan Varma, a former Janata Dal (United) politician, joined the TMC. A former diplomat turned politician, Varma has written multiple books and served as an advisor to Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar.
He criticised the JD(U) for choosing to support the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
He served as India’s ambassador to several countries and a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Varma has written many books, including a book on Adi Shankaracharya and another on Ghalib, among others. He is a recipient of Bhutan’s highest civilian award, the Druk Thuksey Award.