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Rajib Banerjee, Other TMC Leaders May Join BJP Today in Delhi | India News


CALCUTTA: Former West Bengal Minister Rajib Banerjee, who recently resigned from the TMC, will travel on Saturday with some other MLA members and disgruntled leaders to New Delhi, where they can join the BJP, Saffron party sources said.
Banerjee and MLAs Prabir Ghosal and Baishali Dalmiya, who was recently expelled from the TMC, and former Howrah Mayor Rathin Chakraborty, will fly to the national capital in a special plane and meet with the central leaders of the BJP.
They are also likely to be joined by the former member of the TMC community from Ranaghat Paschim in Nadia district, Parthasarathi Chattopadhyay.
Banerjee said he had a word with the Union Interior Minister Amit Shah, who called him to the national capital.
“After I resigned from the TMC, I got a call from the BJP leadership … Amit Shah ji told me to go to Delhi. If I get guarantees on the development of the state, I will join the party,” he said. a Bengali news channel.
When asked what role he hopes to play in the BJP, Banerjee said that it is the party that decides.
“I want to work for the people. So whatever role is assigned to me, I will accept it,” he said.
BJP sources said the former TMC leaders will take a special flight to Delhi. They can join the BJP today or come back and be admitted to the party program at Dumurjula Stadium on Sunday, said a senior BJP leader.
According to BJP sources, these TMC leaders were supposed to join the saffron party during Union Interior Minister Amit Shah’s rally at Dumurjula in Howrah on Sunday. However, Shah’s two-day visit to West Bengal was canceled at the last minute after an explosion outside the Israeli Embassy in the national capital.
Union Minister Smriti Irani will replace Shah on the program.
Ghosal told reporters that he will fly to Delhi this afternoon and join the BJP.
The ruling TMC in West Bengal was rocked by a new episode of defections on Friday, when Rajib Banerjee left the party and several other leaders joined him.

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