Contai: The BJP on Friday got one more shot within the arm as 15 councillors within the 20-member Contai Municipality, alongside with its frail administrator Soumendu Adhikari, stop the TMC and joined the saffron camp.
Suvendu Adhikari, a senior BJP leader and Soumendu’s brother, handed over gain collectively flags to the councillors at a programme.
Soumendu became only within the near past eliminated from the administrator’s submit on the civic physique by the Mamata Banerjee executive.
Suvendu, who had stop the TMC and joined the BJP closing month, stated Soumendu’s elimination became a “vindictive switch” on the portion of the pronounce executive.
“Soumendu has a protracted political profession sooner than him. He has labored demanding all these years… and the same goes for the completely different councillors. The Adhikari family is no longer any longer with the gain collectively of Pishi-Bhaipo (TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee and nephew Abhisek Banerjee),” he stated.
The frail pronounce minister also stated that the Mamata Banerjee executive had been delaying municipal polls, as it became frightened of its “impending defeat”.
“Folk will vote in favour of the BJP, be it the civic polls or the Assembly elections. The BJP could possibly well be the frontrunner in Contai South and completely different locations the set apart it had been trailing within the closing Lok Sabha polls,” he asserted.
Earlier within the day, Soumendu had told newshounds that “his family had been enduring many unsavoury assaults. Nevertheless we think in giving a befitting reply on the battlefield”.