Kolkata: Infighting with West Bengal BJP continues as party chief stated that the defection from BJP to TMC is just shedding of flab, the BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta claimed not all defectors in BJP are ‘trojan horse’.
Currently, the exodus in the ruling Trinamool Congress have become a fashion especially the turncoats, those who have either defected to the saffron camp following Mukul Roy’s defection or joined BJP just to get a ticket to contest the recently concluded Assembly polls.
Following the defection and scope of defection, the saffron camp leaders are also facing several infightings.
Reacting to the exodus, West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Monday said that the state BJP is shedding flab and the more such flab are shed, the better it is for the BJP.
“Defection is nothing new before and after polls. This time the number of defections is more but it is good for the BJP as after the flab is shed the organization of BJP will be strong,” claimed the BJP chief.
Taking to social media BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta claimed that not all turncoats who have defected to the BJP since 2019 are ‘Trojan horses’ as many defectors have diligently worked for the saffron camp and also that those who sees ‘personal gratification’ can leave the party.
“It is wrong to view everyone who joined the BJP in Bengal after May 2019 as Trojan horses. Many new entrants participated in the election with sincerity. They must not be made to feel unwelcomed. Politics is not a game of exclusion; it involves adding support & creating new leaders”, the Rajya Sabha MP tweeted.
Meanwhile, former Governor of Tripura Tathagata Roy slammed the TMC leader Mukul Roy on social media. Retweeting a video, where Mukul Roy was heard slamming TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee, Tathagata claimed that everything was planned.
Incidentally, while Mukul rejoined the TMC fold, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that she allowed Mukul to rejoin her party as Mukul didn’t malign her or her party and also claimed that "those who defected ahead of the polls and maligned her will not be taken back in the ruling party".