Former Trinamool Congress chief and Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Trivedi joined the BJP on Saturday, with Meeting elections in West Bengal not far away. The transfer comes near a month after Trivedi who was with Trinamool since its inception in 1998, dramatically resigned from his Rajya Sabha membership in Parliament on February 12, claiming that he was “feeling suffocated”.
Trivedi — a former Lok Sabha MP in addition to a Union minister —joins an extended record of Trinamool leaders which have switched sides to the BJP within the run-up to the Meeting polls.
After becoming a member of the BJP within the presence of celebration nationwide president J P Nadda in New Delhi, Trivedi stated this was the “golden second he had been ready for.” Attacking the Mamata Banerjee authorities in West Bengal, Trivedi stated, “Bengal has violence, corruption and terror. It’s a land of tradition, a land that’s connected with delight and that we see as ‘Sonar Bangla’. The individuals of Bengal are actually trying ahead to actual change,” Trivedi stated.
Iterating that his choice to give up Trinamool was not sudden, Trivedi stated: “I had develop into fed up. Anyone I knew, even my neighbours, would name and say they should pay bribes, that they’re assaulted. If even a faculty needs to be made, and a wall needs to be put up, there too, cash needs to be paid,” he stated.
Sources within the BJP stated that at this level, it was unlikely that he would struggle the Meeting elections, as he had expressed an inclination to stay concerned with politics at a nationwide stage.
BJP President JP Nadda stated that solely the BJP had the flexibility to assimilate leaders from completely different ideologies, and that Trivedi was earlier the fitting man within the improper celebration. “He’s now the fitting man in the fitting celebration,” Nadda stated.
Trinamool leaders hit out as Trivedi as “ungrateful”.
Social gathering spokesperson Kunal Ghosh stated, “For therefore a few years, he (Trivedi) didn’t say something towards the celebration. Now, simply earlier than Meeting polls, he has made complaints… He’s ungrateful and has betrayed individuals… He held a number of posts of the celebration and was given so many tasks.”