Banerjee and MLAs Prabir Ghosal and Baishali Dalmiya, who was just lately expelled from the TMC, and former Howrah Mayor Rathin Chakraborty, flew to the nationwide capital on a particular aircraft, and met central BJP leaders.
“They have joined the BJP,” social gathering normal secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya informed PTI following the assembly.
Former TMC MLA Parthasarathi Chattopadhyay and actor Rudranil Ghosh had additionally accompanied them on their go to to fulfill BJP leaders within the nationwide capital.
Delhi: Former TMC leaders Rajib Banerjee (pic 1), Rudranil Ghosh (pic 2), Rathin Chakraborti (pic three), and Baishali… https://t.co/qy4TottnKH
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BJP nationwide vice-president Mukul Roy and Vijayvargiya arrived in Delhi with them.
The TMC, which has been going through dissent from plenty of leaders forward of the meeting election due in April-May, stated that those that are leaving wouldn’t have lengthy political historical past.
Earlier within the day, Banerjee stated he had a phrase with Shah who known as him to the nationwide capital.
“After I resigned from the TMC, I obtained a name from the BJP management … Amit Shah ji informed me to come back over to Delhi. He additionally requested me to go on the data to 5 different essential public figures who wished to serve folks in a greater strategy to accompany me.
“If I get an assurance on the state’s growth, if I get an assurance that I can work for the betterment of individuals, I’ll be a part of the BJP,” he informed reporters on the Kolkata airport.
When requested what position does he anticipate to play within the BJP, Banerjee stated it’s for the social gathering to resolve.
“I wish to work for the folks. So no matter position is assigned to me, I’ll settle for,” he stated. Instead of mudslinging at one another, the Centre and the West Bengal authorities ought to work collectively for the folks of the state.
Actor Rudranil Ghosh, who has just lately been voicing his discontent over the problem of governance in Bengal and alleged corruption within the distribution of financial compensation to Cyclone Amphan-affected folks final 12 months, stated he desires to work for folks and play an essential position within the state in future.
Uttarpara MLA Prabir Ghosal, who just lately alleged that restore of a highway in his constituency was not being allowed by a faction of the social gathering to hurt his ballot prospects, informed reporters that he would be a part of the BJP.
According to BJP sources, these TMC leaders have been supposed to affix the saffron social gathering throughout Amit Shah’s rally at Dumurjula in Howrah on Sunday. However, Shah’s two-day go to to West Bengal was cancelled on the final minute.
The ruling TMC in West Bengal was rocked by a recent bout of desertions on Friday with Banerjee quitting the social gathering and a number of other different leaders rallying behind him.
Reacting to the event, senior TMC MP and social gathering spokesperson Sougata Ray stated, “Those who left haven’t got a protracted political historical past and most of them have been inducted into the social gathering by (chief minister and social gathering supremo) Mamata Banerjee. In future, the TMC will probably be cautious.”
Another senior TMC chief and minister Subrata Mukherjee stated, “What can we do if anybody desires to go? Ours is an enormous social gathering. We can not stop dissenters by deploying navy.”