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Former Mayor of Bidhannagar Sabyasachi Dutta joins BJP

Former Mayor of Bidhannagar Sabyasachi Dutta joins BJP

| @indiablooms | 01 Oct 2019, 10:53 am

Kolkata:  Former Mayor of Bidhannagar and Trinamool Congress leader Sabyasachi Dutta joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday.

He joined the BJP in the presence of party president Amit Shah here.

Shah is currently visiting West Bengal.

Dutta, who has been vocal against the top Trinamool leadership for several months now, earlier resigned as the Mayor after his own party had brought an impeachment motion against him.

Speaking to media, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Monday said, "Lot of people are coming to the BJP and many will come. I was not in Kolkata so I will try to know whether the news is true or not. Dutta was about to join our party."

However, the Trinamool, which had lost its strongman Arjun Singh before the 2019 General Elections, posed unperturbed by such a development. West Bengal Minister and Trinamool general secretary Partha Chatterjee said, "These people used to go to the BJP and come back. They are only getting carried away."

After the Lok Sabha polls, which has witnessed a meteoric rise of the BJP in the state, several Trinamool councillors of local bodies had switched sides to the saffron camp but later majority of them had also returned to the ruling party of West Bengal.

In the General Elections, the Trinamool's tally of seats came down from 34 to 22 while the BJP made a huge inroad in the eastern state by bagging 18 of 42 seats.

Image: Bappa Chatterjee Twitter page 

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