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BJP members join TMC ahead of WB third phase polls

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], April 5 (ANI): In the midst of meeting election fever in West Bengal, a number of members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) joined the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday.

The ex-BJP members had been Priyansu Pandey, Rabi Singh, Surojit Biswas and Akash Mallah, who joined the TMC within the presence of state minister Purnendu Basu and MP Dola Sen at Trinamool Bhavan at the moment.

“Having observed the work Mamata Banerjee has done in the state, these members will hold the TMC flag today. We are happy to welcome them to our party. TMC is like an ocean. You can see that people from different areas have joined the TMC. There is no doubt that the TMC government will be formed again in the state,” mentioned Basu on the press convention.

Pandey was the state committee of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BYJM), whereas Singh was a member of the BJP District Committee in Barrackpore, in keeping with an All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) bulletin.

Biswas was the vice-president of BJP Barrackpore organisation District Committee SC Morcha and Mallah was the secretary of Barrackpore organisation District Committee of Bharatiya Janata Majdoor Trade Union Council.

Speaking on the press convention, Pandey thanked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee for giving him the chance to join the occasion.

“I, Priyansu Pandey, was the first to start the movement under the Nabanna Abhiyaan of BYJM, but today I feel ashamed that the BJP is not the same party of Bengal. Today, the Bengal BJP has become a party of traitors from TMC. The people who betrayed TMC are running the BJP faction in Bengal,” he mentioned.

The ex-BJP member additionally slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for going again on their guarantees to struggle towards dynastic politics and nepotism.

“The people, who engaged in extortion, misgovernance, were the most corrupt and were involved in the Narada, Saradha scams, have now joined the BJP,” he added.

He additional remarked that Mamata Banerjee had executed the utmost work for the individuals of the state and that he and different former BJP leaders will rally alongside her on the strains of ‘Bangla nijer meyeke chaaye’ (Bengal desires her daughter).

The polls are witnessing a fierce contest between the ruling TMC, the BJP and the Sanjukta Morcha comprising Left events, Congress and ISF.

Phase three within the eight-phased elections in West Bengal is about to start on Tuesday, which is able to cowl 31 Assembly constituencies in three districts: eight in Hooghly, seven in Howrah and 16 in South 24 Parganas.

There are 205 candidates within the fray on this spherical of polling, with Diamond Harbour having the utmost quantity of candidates at 11.

Polling for the primary two phases of the West Bengal elections had been held on March 27 and April 1 respectively. The fourth phase of polling will happen on April 10. The counting of votes will happen on May 2. (ANI)

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