New Delhi| After Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s landslide victory from Bhawanipur, the West Bengal unit of the BJP is now fearing that many more of its MLAs and leaders in the state will join the ruling Trinamool Congress. After the results of the West Bengal Assembly elections were declared on May 2, several MLAs of the saffron party, including the then national vice president Mukul Roy, have joined the Trinamool.
A senior party leader said that in the last five months, five BJP MLAs have left the party to join Trinamool and after Sunday’s results – where Banerjee defeated her BJP rival Priyanka Tibrewal by a record margin of 58,832 votes, they are expecting some more sitting MLAs and leaders to join the ruling party.
Mamta has won from Bhawanipur in 2011 with a victory margin of 54,213 votes and going ahead with more than 58,000 votes.
Last month, former Union minister and BJP MP Babul Supriyo had also joined the Trinamool.
The party leader said, “After Mukul Roy left us, we have realized that some more leaders will also leave us. After Mamata’s victory, we are expecting more, especially those who joined BJP before the assembly elections.” Were they to join Trinamool in the coming days.”
There is speculation that several BJP MLAs are in touch with the Trinamool leadership and another senior party leader said the BJP state leadership is trying its best to stop these leaders from leaving.
“But the way our MLAs joined Trinamool, it seems that the state leadership is not able to change its decision to leave us. But we are trying to stop more and more people from joining Trinamool,” the leader said. are.”
Mukul Roy, who won the Krishnanagar North assembly seat in June, quit the BJP and rejoined the Trinamool. In September, three BJP MLAs – Tanmay Ghosh from Bishnupur, Biswajit Das from Baghda, and Soumen Roy from Kaliaganj – also quit the BJP and joined the Trinamool.
BJP MLA from Raiganj Krishna Kalyani has recently announced that he has decided to quit the party.