Former Railway Minister and Trinamool Congress MP Dinesh Trivedi at present joined the BJP, the most recent in a protracted record of such defections over the previous many months. The 70-year-old’s change after all comes merely weeks forward of the West Bengal Meeting polls, the run as much as which is already seeing a bitter battle of attrition between the 2 political events.
“This was the golden second I had been ready for,” Mr Trivedi stated at present after becoming a member of the BJP at celebration headquarters in New Delhi within the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal.
He praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and stated Bengal is succesful. “There may be violence, corruption, and terror in Bengal. Bengal is a land of tradition. Bengal is a satisfaction of us and we think about Sonar Bangla. Immediately individuals of Bengal are pleased for an actual transformation,” he stated.
Welcoming him, BJP chief JP Nadda stated he was “proper particular person within the flawed celebration. Now he’s in proper celebration”.
“Trivedi has lengthy expertise in politics. He has undertaken an ideological journey and fought for ideologies preserving energy aside. He’s like flowing water and it’s only BJP that may amalgamate individuals of various ideologies,” Mr Nadda stated.
Mr Trivedi resigned his Rajya Sabha and Trinamool membership on February 12, saying he felt “suffocated” due to the violence in West Bengal and his incapability to do something about it. The celebration had despatched him to the Higher Home after he misplaced the Lok Sabha election in 2019.
“In Bengal, we discuss icons and their beliefs however what we see is opposite. The (TMC) mannequin of violence and corruption will not be what Bengal stands for. This mannequin will take Bengal to darkish days. The state has a lot potential and we won’t simply let it go waste,” Mr Trivedi had advised PTI.
Quite a few sitting and former Trinamool members have in current weeks swarmed in the direction of the BJP. The celebration’s former Rajya Sabha MP, actor Mithun Chakraborty is predicted to share the stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow at a Kolkata rally. Whether or not he’ll be a part of the celebration or marketing campaign for it’s nonetheless unclear although.
Amongst those that have moved from the Trinamool to the BJP are sitting MPs, state ministers, MLAs, prime and leaders moreover hoardes of grass root employees. This consists of Trinamool stalwarts reminiscent of Suvendu Adhikari and Rajib Banerjee.
The state election shall be held throughout eight phases from March 27 to April 29, the outcomes of which shall be declared on Might 2.