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Kirti Azad dumps Congress to join Mamata's TMC Kirti Azad

Kirti Azad dumps Congress to join Mamata's TMC

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Nov 2021, 06:14 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: In another setback for the Congress, cricketer-turned politician Kirti Azad on Tuesday dumped the grand old party to join its strongest offshoot Trinamool Congress (TMC) here.

Azad joined the party in presence of West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo, Mamata Banerjee, who is currently in Delhi.

In 2015, he was suspended from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for speaking against late Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over alleged corruption and irregularities in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

Azad, a three-term Lok Sabha MP from Bihar's Darbhanga constituency, had later joined the Congress in Feb 2019.

In the last few months, several Congress leaders like Sushmita Dev, Luizinho Faleiro have crossed over to the TMC.