Amid growing speculation about their party’s political leaders leaving to join opposition camps ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, TMC MK Saugata Roy said on Saturday he strongly supported his party and would never join the BJP.
Mr. Roy, while speaking to ANI, criticized Barrackpore BJP MP Arjun Singh as a “third class” and “Bahubali” politician.
“It is nothing more than part of the BJP campaign. It is the technique of the head of the IT cell of the BJP, Amit Malviya, to spread a lot of fake news,” he added. .
BJP MP Arjun Singh said on Saturday that TMC MP Saugata Roy along with five other MPs would join the BJP.
Meanwhile, the departure of TMC chief and State Minister Suvendu Adhikari is an open question, as on several occasions, such as in Nandigram and Midnapore, he has been identified holding public meetings without the symbol, the flag or banner of the party.
Even Suvendu Adhikari posters have surfaced in some districts of the state and now in Kolkata. These posters with Adhikari’s photo mention Aamra Suvendu Dada Anugaami (We are the sympathizing brothers of Suvendu).
West Bengal is expected to go to the Assembly polls in mid-2021.
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