Amit Shah welcomes nine West Bengal MLAs to BJP

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Kolkata : Ahead of 2021 assembly election, BJP got a morale booster in form of nine West Bengal MLAs joining the party, weakening Mamata Banerjee’s power. Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday joined the saffron party along with nine MLAs and a TMC MP.

Others who joined the BJP at a rally addressed by Shah included a two-term TMC MP from Bardhaman East constituency Sunil Mondal, Trinamool Congress MLAs Banasri Maity, Silbhdrada Dutta, Biswajit Kundu, Sukra Munda and Saikat Panja, CPI(M)’s Tapasi Mandal, CPI’s Ashok Dinda and Congress lawmaker Sudip Mukherjee.

After joining BJP, officially, Suvendu Adhikari announced end of Mamata Banerjee’s regime in the upcoming Assembly Elections in the state.

“I had first met Amit Shah during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls… When I was down with COVID, my former party did not enquire about my health, while Amit Shah twice enquired about how I am,” he said addressing the rally.

He said while BJP aims to rise together, TMC aims at dividing state into insiders and outsiders.

“Shame on the TMC for such narrow politics,” Adhikari said as the crowd roared.

“I am being called a traitor by those who themselves (TMC) are traitors. Had the BJP not been there, TMC would have never come into existence. In the next assembly polls, BJP will win Bengal and TMC will be defeated,” he said.