New Delhi: Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, expelled Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Anupam Hazra along with two sitting legislators from West Bengal joined the BJP on Tuesday.
Mr Hazra had won the 2014 election from Bolpur parliamentary seat, joined the saffron fold at BJP headquarters in the presence of party general secretary and West Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya and senior leader Mukul Roy.
The TMC had expelled the Bolpur MP for anti-party activities on January 9. Other than Mr Hazra, Congress’s Bgada legislator Dulal Chandra Bar and CPI(M)’s Habibpur MLA Khagen Murmu also joined the BJP.
Besides these three leaders, various members of a minority community from the state also joined the BJP.
Attacking TMC supremo and state chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Mr Mukul Roy claimed that there is a wave against her in the state and several other leaders from her party are expected to join the BJP.
He claimed that there is a complete constitutional break down in the state under Ms Banerjee and many leaders are leaving her party in the interest of West Bengal.