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Trinamool MLA Who Shared Stage With Mamata Banerjee Last Week Joins BJP

The MLA from Shantipur is the Trinamool’s first exit from Nadia district (File)


Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress continues to lose its leaders to the BJP because the Bengal election attracts nearer. Right this moment, occasion MLA Arindam Bhattacharya crossed over to the BJP in Delhi.

The MLA from Shantipur is the Trinamool’s first exit from Nadia district.

Final week, Mr Bhattacharya had shared stage with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Nadia.

Mr Bhattacharya had received the 2016 Meeting election from Shantipur on a Congress ticket. In 2017, he all of the sudden switched to the Trinamool Congress. He, nonetheless, by no means resigned as an MLA or sought re-election. He was a vice chairman of the Trinamool’s Nadia district unit, which was headed by MP Mahua Moitra.

In keeping with sources, Arindam Bhattacharya determined to stop Trinamool after he reportedly learnt that the occasion would exchange him as candidate for Shantipur within the upcoming polls. He can be given a ticket from elsewhere and his rival Ajay Dey can be getting the seat.

After Mr Bhattacharya joined the BJP in Delhi, native sources at Shantipur reported {that a} part of the occasion that doesn’t like him has threatened to resign en masse in protest.

The Trinamool, going through its most difficult election in Bengal since coming to energy in 2011, has misplaced greater than 40 leaders and lawmakers to the BJP over the previous few months.


The largest loss has been Suvendu Adhikari, who was Mamata Banerjee’s high lieutenant till his defection final month at a rally addressed by Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah.

Mr Adhikari has quickly grow to be the Chief Minister’s worst nightmare in her bid for a 3rd time period in Bengal.

He has drawn a number of extra Trinamool dissidents to the BJP.

Final week, senior BJP chief Kailash Vijayavargiya claimed that over 40 extra have been prepared to leap ship.

Formally, Mamata Banerjee has maintained that these wishing to stop the occasion are free to take action. However solely lately, the occasion managed one save as outstanding film star-turned-politician Shatabdi Roy, on the verge of asserting her exit, modified her thoughts after being supplied a key publish.

One other MP, Prasun Banerjee, additionally went down the identical route. After he expressed dissatisfaction with the occasion, Mr Banerjee was escorted to fulfill Abhishek Bnaerjee, the Trinamool MP and Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, who has grow to be an influence centre within the occasion, second solely to the chief minister. After the assembly, Prasun Banerjee mentioned his points with the occasion had been resolved and he was firmly with it.

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