Inside just a little greater than a yr of switching over to the BJP, Biplab Mitra, a distinguished chief of North Bengal, returned to the Trinamool Congress on Friday.
Mr Mitra, a former Trinamool Congress MLA from Harirampur in South Dinajpur district, who had converted to the saffron camp in June final yr, stated the return to the TMC is like “a homecoming” for him.
Mr Mitra stated he needed to place up a united battle in opposition to the “conspiracy that’s being plotted in opposition to West Bengal”.
“We’re joyful to welcome Biplab Mitra. Mamata Banerjee throughout the Martyr’s day rally on July 21 had requested the old-timers to return to the social gathering fold. He has responded to it,” TMC secretary-general Partha Chatterjee stated.
The method of reinduction of the outdated guards, who had left the social gathering for some causes, has already begun, he stated.
Mr Mitra alongside together with his supporters and youthful brother Parasanta, former chairman of Gangarampur Municipality in South Dinajpur, rejoined the social gathering.
Mr Mitra, who had been a part of the TMC since its inception in 1998, was district president of South Dinajpur. He was thought of to be one of many architects of the TMC’s rise within the district however was faraway from the publish after the Lok Sabha polls debacle.
Following the BJP’s stupendous efficiency in Lok Sabha elections, Mr Mitra, identified to be an in depth aide of BJP chief Mukul Roy throughout his days in TMC, had joined the saffron camp in New Delhi on June 25 final yr.
The BJP has emerged as the primary opposition social gathering in West Bengal by successful 18 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats within the state in 2019, bringing down the TMC’s tally to 22 from 34.
In one of many largest organisational reshuffle in TMC final week, South Dinajpur district president Arpita Ghosh, with whom Mitra had variations, was changed with Goutam Das.
Mr Das is taken into account to be an in depth aide of Mr Mitra.
The BJP management is but to react to the event.
Nonetheless, a state BJP chief stated it’s an “embarrassment for the social gathering because it did not retain the leaders who had joined the saffron camp from different events”.
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