West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: Former Trinamool Congress leader Rajib Banerjee left for New Delhi on Saturday. According to the reports, Banerjee is likely to meet the BJP leadership today and is widely expected to join the saffron party. Rajib Banerjee on Friday resigned from the primary membership of the TMC.Also Read - #ZeeOpinionPoll Finds 'UP Mey Toh Yogi Hai'; BJP To Win 245-267 Seats Against Samajwadi Party 125-148

He sent his resignation letter to TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, thanking her for the opportunities given to him to serve the people of the state. “I do hereby tender my resignation as a member of the All India Trinamool Congress as well as from all other positions held by me in the party and its associates with immediate effect,” Banerjee, who had stepped down from the state cabinet last week, wrote in his resignation letter. Also Read - UP Election 2022: BJP Releases Second List Of Candidates, 46 OBC Leaders To Contest 2022 Assembly Election Under Lotus Symbol; Watch video

Former TMC MLA from Ranaghat Paschim (Nadia district) Parthasarathi Chattopadhyay and former Mayor of Howrah Rathin Chakbraborty are also likely to join the BJP today. Rebel TMC MLAs Baishali Dalmiya and Prabir Ghosal will also accompany Rajib Banerjee to Delhi. All three are likely to join the BJP. Also Read - Mamata Banerjee To Visit UP Next Month, Scheduled To Hold Virtual Press Meet with Akhilesh Yadav

The former forest minister, after ending his two- decade-old relationship with the TMC, said he would always value the time he spent as a member of the party.