BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty on Saturday reiterated his claim earlier that at least 21 MLAs from the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal have been in contact with him. The actor-turned-politician, who joined the BJP ahead of last year’s state assembly elections, said he stood by what he said in July – 38 MLAs from the TMC are in contact with the BJP, 21 of whom are directly involved. Connect with him.
“I stand by what I said in July. However, there are 21 TMC MLAs in direct contact with me. Please wait a while, and you will get to know everything,” he said at a press conference.
Chakraborty also said he was well aware of the objections within the BJP to recruiting leaders from the TMC. I am well aware of the objections. But I would like to say that I am not a fool and the same mistakes will not be repeated.”
The TMC has 216 members in the 294-member West Bengal Assembly while the opposition BJP has 75 legislators. Ahead of the lower house elections in Bengal last year, several leaders of the TMC joined the BJP. However, many leaders returned to the Mamata Banerjee party after Saffron lost the suffrage battle.
Earlier, opposition leader and BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari claimed that Mamata Banerjee’s government would not be able to complete its five-year term and would be overthrown by 2024.
Chakraborty’s claim comes at a time when many TMC leaders are under CBI and ED scrutiny. Banerjee blamed a section of the BJP leaders for the alleged abuses of the central agencies in West Bengal.
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Earlier this month, the West Bengal State Assembly passed a resolution against the “excesses of central investigative agencies”.
(with PTI . input)
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