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BJP gains big in West Bengal after poll victory; 3 MLAs and over 50 Councillors join party

In a big embarrasment to Mamata Banerjee‘s Trinamool Congress on Tuesday, its Two MLA and almost 50 Councillors joined Bharatiya Janata Party days after the party registered a resounding victory in the recently held national polls.

Apart from this one MLA from CPI-M also joined Bharatiya Janata Party in presence of party State In-Charge Kailash Vijayvargiya.

Speaking to media on the occassion, Vijayvargiya said, ‘Three MLAs and 50-60 Councillors are joining BJP today. Such joinings will continue in future also’. He said just like the elections were held in seven phases in West Bengal, joinings in BJP will also happen in seven phases. Today was just the first phase.

Among those who joined hands with Saffron party include son of Mukul Roy, Subhrangshu Roy who was sacked by TMC for ‘anti-parties’ activites.

Former TMC Rajya Sabha MP, Mukul Roy joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in November 2017 after being suspended from TMC or involving in anti-party activities.

While Earlier in the day 16 TMC Councillors of the Kanchrapara Municipality collectively withdraw from AITC Councillor’ Party.

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Earlier in a run-up to the polls, many Leaders from Mamata’s TMC including Arjun Singh, Anupam Hazra among others had joined Bharatiya Janata Party.

The Bharatiya Janata Party in the recently concluded national polls made a big dent on Mamata’s Stronghold West Bengal. The saffron party managed to give a big jolt to Mamata Banerjee‘s TMC by winning 18 seats out of total 42 Lok Sabha Seats of the state.

The ruling TMC won 22 seats down from 34 in 2014.

Bharatiya Janata Party has also improved its vote share from 17% in 2014 to over 40% in recently held national polls.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, on May 23 again scripted history by bagging 303 seats on its own in the recently concluded national polls. Along with its allies, it took its tally to 352 Lok Sabha Seats out of 542 Seats were national polls held in April-May in seven phases.


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