IN ANOTHER jolt to the Trinamool Congress, its MLA Monirul Islam on Wednesday joined the BJP, the third legislator to desert the ruling party in West Bengal after the reverses it suffered in the Lok Sabha polls. Two TMC legislators and over 50 councillors had joined the BJP on Tuesday. The BJP projected the decision of TMC’s Muslim MLA to join the party as a vindication of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s slogan of “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwash” (together with all, development for all, trust of all).
Modi gave the slogan in his first address to MPs of BJP-led NDA after the Lok Sabha poll results were declared. He had asked them to win over the trust of minorities with their work. 6 TMC MLAs, ex-MPs likely to switch sides soon, claim BJP sources: SIX legislators of the Trinamool Congress are likely to switch sides in a few days along with a few former MPs of the party, BJP sources claimed on Wednesday. “Six TMC MLAs are likely to join us soon.
Many more councillors of various municipalities are also in line. Just wait and watch,” a senior BJP leader said on condition of anonymity. The leader said not just MLAs, a few former MPs of Trinamool Congress, are also in touch with the party and have expressed their desire to join BJP in its “fight against misrule of the TMC”.