BJP MP rejoins TMC after 3 years

Wednesday 25th May 2022 07:04 EDT

Arjun Singh, the BJP MP in West Bengal, rejoined the Trinamool Congress, calling it a “homecoming” to his former party. Singh, the BJP state vice-president, was welcomed into the ruling party by national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee. Singh, who had been a part of TMC since its inception in 1998, said “some misunderstandings” had made him sever ties three years ago. “We will work as one family under the leadership of Mamata Banerjee and Abhishek Banerjee,” he said. One of the prominent Hindi-speaking leaders of the TMC, Singh had joined the saffron camp ahead of the Lok Sabha polls in 2019, and went on to win from the Barrackpore LS seat. The BJP unit in the state has been fighting hard to keep its flock together after former Union minister Babul Supriyo and five legislators switched over to the TMC since the assembly poll results last year.

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