Kolkata: Amidst speculation that turncoat leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajib Banerjee might defect back to ruling Trinamool Congress, the saffron camp on Saturday had sent a letter to Rajib to attend the closed door working committee meeting of the BJP on June 29.
According to BJP sources, BJP leader of North Bengal Rathindranath Bose is asked to coordinate with the former West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee.
Meanwhile, Rajib had so far sent two letters to the BJP. Details of a sealed letter which he had sent to West Bengal BJP general secretary (organization) Amitabha Chakraborty couldn’t be ascertained as nobody was willing to speak on it, but in an open letter to the saffron camp, Rajib had asked the senior leaderships to do the needful to bring back displaced BJP cadres of Domjur in Howrah district.
It is pertinent to mention that earlier Rajib visited the house of TMC spokesperson and state general secretary Kunal Ghosh. Though both the leaders called it a ‘casual meeting’, speculations made it to the headlines as TMC badges and posters were seen inside Rajib’s car.
After the speculation erupted, TMC MP Kalyan Bandhopadhyay had time and again slammed Rajib and even called him ‘worthless’.
It can be recalled that in May when Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari demanded President’s rule in West Bengal over the post-poll violence issue, Rajib took to social media without naming, slammed Suvendu and supported the TMC.
Notably, ahead of the Assembly polls, Rajib in a melodramatic mood came out of the Assembly with a picture of TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, and a couple of days later visited Union Home Minister Amit Shah at his residence.
But following the untoward incident in South 24 Parganas and Midnapore after Cyclone Yaas, West Bengal Chief Minister slammed Rajib and Suvendu for not working properly as Rajib was once the irrigation minister of West Bengal.