Added on : 2019-05-28 17:04:06
In fresh trouble for the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, two Trinamool Congress and over 50 councillors joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday. A CPM MLA has also joined BJP. "Three MLAs and 50-60 Councillors are joining BJP today. Such joinings will continue in future also," Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP National General Secretary said.
TMC MLAs Subhranshu Roy, Tusharkanti Bhattacharjee and CPM MLA Devendra Roy joined BJP today in Delhi. Subhranshu is the son of BJP leader Mukul Roy and had been suspended by TMC recently. The ex-TMC leaders chanted 'Jai Shri Ram' and 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' soon after joining BJP.
This comes in wake of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earning a massive mandate in West Bengal in the Lok Sabha elections. While BJP won 18 of total 42 seats in West Bengal, TMC bagged only 22.