BJP MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh returned to the Trinamool Congress on Sunday. He said upset over not being able to work freely in Bengal. Singh joined the party in presence of TMC’s National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee at his Camac Street office in Kolkata.
Today, TMC’s National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee form a meeting with the party’s leaders of Barrackpore and North 24 Parganas at his Camac Street office. A meeting was held for a long time as they discuss whether Singh should be taken back into the fold. The meeting was attended by Barrackpore MLA Raj Chakraborty, Jyoti Priya Mullik, and MLA Partha Bhowmik.
During an interview Singh had said-
“The countdown has started. If I do ghar waapsi you all will come to know. Until it’s officially done, there is no point talking about it. I have been working with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee even before she had formed a party,”
BJP National Secretary Anupam Hazra said, “If someone wants to do politics for his personal benefit, what can we say about it. However, it is a huge loss.”
Reacting to this Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said – “It’s old understanding between the BJP and TMC. Modi’s people will join Didi and Didi’s people will join BJP. All the corrupt people of Didi’s party will eventually return,”
Taking a dig at Arjun Singh, CPI (M) leader Sujan Chakraborty said: “A few months ago, Mamata Banerjee described him as a criminal. He has TMC on his right and BJP on his left and keeps swinging between them.”
Singh has been targeting the Centre, alleging that it was neglecting the jute industry of West Bengal. He had softened his attacks against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, keeping the speculation rife about him returning to the TMC. high about him joining the party.
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