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Fifteen councillors, together with Soumendu Adhikari, in West Bengal’s Contai stop TMC to affix BJP – India News , Firstpost

Soumendu, who was ex-administrator of the Contai Municipality, is Suvendu Adhikari’s brother. Suvendu had stop the TMC and joined the BJP final month

Soumendu Adhikari joined the BJP on Friday. ANI

Contai: The BJP on Friday bought one other shot within the arm as 15 councillors within the 20-member Contai Municipality, together with its former administrator Soumendu Adhikari, stop the TMC and joined the saffron camp.

Suvendu Adhikari, a senior BJP chief and Soumendu’s brother, handed over celebration flags to the councillors at a programme.

Soumendu was just lately faraway from the administrator’s put up on the civic physique by the Mamata Banerjee authorities.

Suvendu, who had stop the TMC and joined the BJP final month, mentioned Soumendu’s removing was a “vindictive move” on the a part of the state authorities.

“Soumendu has a protracted political profession forward of him. He has labored laborious all these years… and the identical goes for the opposite councillors. The Adhikari household is now not with the celebration of Pishi-Bhaipo (TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and nephew Abhisek Banerjee),” he mentioned.

The former state minister additionally mentioned that the Mamata Banerjee authorities had been delaying municipal polls, because it was terrified of its “imminent defeat”.

“People will vote in favour of the BJP, be it the civic polls or the Assembly elections. The BJP will be the frontrunner in Contai South and other places where it had been trailing in the last Lok Sabha polls,” he asserted.

Earlier within the day, Soumendu had informed reporters that “his family had been enduring many unsavoury attacks. But we believe in giving a befitting reply on the battlefield”.

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