The yr 2021 began on a nasty word for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as 15 Trinamool Congress councillors, together with Suvendu Adhikari’s brother Soumendu joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday (January 1).
Soumendu and different councillors of Contai Municipality joined the saffron celebration within the presence of Suvendu Adhikari, Mamata’s former shut aide who himself joined the BJP final month.
The Mamata authorities had not too long ago eliminated Soumendu from the administrator’s publish on the civic physique. The transfer was decribed as ‘vindictive’ by Suvendu.
“Soumendu has a protracted political profession forward of him. He has labored arduous all these years and the identical goes for the opposite councillors. The Adhikari household is now not with the celebration of Pishi-Bhaipo (TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and nephew Abhisek Banerjee),” Suvendu mentioned.
The former state minister additionally mentioned that the Mamata Banerjee authorities had been delaying municipal polls, because it was petrified of its “imminent defeat”.
“People will vote in favour of the BJP, be it the civic polls or the meeting elections. The BJP would be the frontrunner in Contai South and different locations the place it had been trailing within the final Lok Sabha polls,” he asserted.
Earlier within the day, Soumendu had informed reporters that his household had been enduring many unsavoury assaults. “But we imagine in giving a befitting reply on the battlefield,” he mentioned.
(With Inputs from PTI)