Setback for BJP as Bengal MP rejoins Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress

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In a huge setback to the BJP, its MP from Barrackpore in West Bengal, on Sunday returned to Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress. Arjun Singh formally joined the Trinamool Congress in the presence of senior leader Abhishek Banerjee, who’s also the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Barrackpore
Photo tweeted by Trinamool Congress

Singh, who was formerly with the TMC, had joined the BJP before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and contested on a BJP ticket.

Sharing the photos of Singh returning to the TMC, the official Twitter handle of Mamata Banerjee-led party tweeted, “Warmly welcoming former Vice President of
@BJP4Bengal and MP from Barrackpore, Shri @ArjunsinghWB into the All India Trinamool Congress family. He joins us today in the presence of our National General Secretary Shri.”

Abhishek Banerjee wrote, “Extending a warm welcome to Shri @ArjunsinghWB, who rejected the divisive forces at @BJP4India and joined the @AITCofficial family today. People across the nation are suffering and they need us now more than ever. Let’s keep the fight alive!”

Singh was sharing BJP-related tweets and video of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches until Friday last week.