Trinamool Congress has been losing a good number of MLAs and party leaders to the BJP after the latter emerged victorious in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. Also Read - 3 Local BJP Leaders Killed by Militants in Kashmir’s Kulgam, Resistance Front Claims Responsibility
The latest to have defected is Trinamool Congress MLA Wilson Champramary, who, along with several other party members, and the president of a local body from Dakshin Dinjapur, joined the BJP on Monday. Also Read - Former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel Passes Away at 92, PM Modi Mourns His Death
The TMC leaders joined the BJP at the latter’s headquarters in the presence of its senior leaders, including Mukul Roy, its West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh and its national general secretary Kailash Vijarvargiya, who is in charge of its state affairs. Also Read - After Odisha, Rare Bright Yellow Turtle Found In West Bengal; Pictures Stun The Internet
Champramary, a three-term MLA, represents Kalchini constituency in the state’s assembly.
Roy described the TMC leaders joining the BJP as an “earthquake”, saying almost all members, including its chairperson Lipika Roy, of a local body joined the party.
Last month, six legislators defected to the BJP, and on June 17 TMC’s Noapara MLA Sunil Singh and 15 party councillors followed suit.
With Inputs From PTI