BJP leader Arjun Singh has claimed that five MPs from ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) would cross over to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon, ahead of the West Bengal assembly polls next year.
Singh, who is an MP from Barrackpore, suggested that TMC MPs could include Saugata Roy who is a heavyweight in Mamata Banerjee’s party.
There of course is word gaining ground that West Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikhari could join the BJP too.
“Suvendu Adhikari is a mass leader and he is always welcomed in the BJP. BJP is going to form government in the state. The day Suvendhu Adhikari joins the BJP, the government of West Bengal will fall... Now, five MPs from TMC will resign and join BJP,” the BJP MP said.
“Saugata Roy supports TMC and claims to be a mediator between Mamata Banerjee and Suvendu Adhikari in front of the camera but without camera, you can count Saugata Roy’s name also in the list of probable defectors,” he added.
Adhikari, it might be remembered, had earlier claimed he is an elected and not a selected or nominated leader.
Adhikari is state transport minister and is upset to the extent that he has missed several cabinet meetings.
The assembly elections are due in West Bengal in April-May 2021.