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‘It would be a privilege’: TMC’s Dinesh Trivedi to join BJP | India News


NEW DELHI: A day after resigning from the Rajya Sabha, former TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi dropped a clear hint on Sunday that he is likely to switch to the BJP, saying it would be a privilege to be a part of the saffron field.
His response came after West Bengal BJP Chairman Dilip Ghosh said that Trivedi can join the party if he wants after the latter relinquishes his seat in Rajya Sabha.
“I am very grateful to BJP and its top leaders, they told me that they have told me that I am welcome. It would be a privilege, there is no doubt about it. But let me sit down,” Trivedi told the ANI news agency.
Citing a recent statement by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that she wants to live with “her head held high”, Trivedi commented that this applies to everyone.
“Mamata Banerjee rightly says ‘I want to keep my head up’, she must know that everyone should keep his head up. If there is an atmosphere of violence, then there is fear, so the head is not up high”, the former minister of the Union. saying.
Trivedi announced his decision to resign from the Upper House on Saturday, saying he feels suffocated because he cannot do anything about the violence that is taking place in his state.
Trivedi’s resignation dealt another blow to the Mamata Banerjee camp, which is dealing with the exodus of party members ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections.
Trivedi is the fourth senior leader to resign from the ruling party in Bengal in the past two months after Suvendu Adhikari and Rajib Banerjee, who both joined the BJP, and Laxmi Ratan Shukla, who expressed a desire to leave politics.
In reaction to the decision, TMC called Trivedi “ungrateful” and said he has “betrayed the trust of the people.”
On the other hand, a jubilant BJP welcomed the move and reiterated that “the beginning of the end of the TMC has begun.”
Stating that the party will disintegrate soon, BJP State Chairman Dilip Ghosh said: “It is only a matter of time before the TMC disintegrates. If Dinesh Trivedi wants to join us, we will welcome him.”
The BJP’s national secretary general and the party’s Bengal guard, Kailash Vijayvargiya, praised Trivedi as a “capable leader”.
(With inputs from agencies)

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