Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Mithun Chakraborty has created a sensation by saying that 38 MLAs from the Trinamool Congress are in touch with the BJP.
Assembly elections were held in 8 phases last year for the 294-constituency West Bengal Legislative Assembly. The Trinamool Congress led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee won 213 seats and retained power for the third consecutive term. The BJP contested against the Trinamool Congress and won only 77 seats. However, BJP got opposition status.
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After the assembly elections, infighting started in West Bengal BJP. As a result, 5 MLAs including former Union Minister Babul Supriyo, MP Arjun Singh and Mukul Rai joined Trinamool Congress. Following this, senior BJP officials toured West Bengal.
Similarly, actor and former Rajya Sabha member Mitu Chakraborty is being highlighted on the West Bengal BJP side. In this situation, a meeting of party MLAs was held at the BJP headquarters in Kolkata under the leadership of state BJP president Mithun Chakraborty.
It is reported that in this consultation meeting, the upcoming local body elections in West Bengal were discussed. Likewise, some measures to strengthen the party from the grassroots level have also been discussed. Likewise, a rally will be held tomorrow against the ruling Trinamool Congress. Also advised to show seriousness in activities related to Partha Chatterjee.
In this situation, West Bengal BJP president Mithun Chakraborty told reporters in Kolkata that 38 MLAs from Trinamool Congress are in touch with BJP and 21 of them are talking directly. Thus, following Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, BJP has started its game in West Bengal.
BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty has claimed that the BJP is in touch with and they have “very good relations” with the opposition party.
Story first published: Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 19:06 [IST]
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