The Trinamool Congress legislator, which rebelled against TMC but made U-turn in December last year, finally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday in front of the assembly election in West Bengal later this month, said report. Jitendra Tiwari, MLA parties twice from Pandabeswar in Paschim Barddhaman Regency and former Mayor of Asansol, joined BJP in front of the head of the Ghosh Dilip Party State in a program in Sreamaram in Hooghly Regency.
“I have joined BJP because I want to work for the development of the country. In TMC, it is no way to work for a party,” said Tiwari after joining BJP, according to the PTI news agency.
Tiwari has resigned from the party after accusing the top leadership to seize asansol city and not let the central funds flow in. “There are some misunderstandings. I received my mistake. I never wanted to hurt Didi (Mamata Banerjee). I will never leave Didi. Have I ever said that I did not obey it? I pulled my statement to resign from a party,” said Tiwari After meeting Aroop Biswas, a Minister of State and a TMC senior leader in December last year.
Tiwari has resigned together with Suvendu Adhikari and several party leaders in power from the eastern state. Turn Tiwari came after BJP’s senior leaders, including the Union Minister of Babul Supriyo, expressed their booking against Tiwari who joined the party. Secretary General of the State of BJP Sayantan Basu and the State President of Mahila Morcha (Female Front) Agnimitra Paul also said on December 18 that they did not want Tiwari to join. Basu and Paul then serve notification show by the party to violate discipline and make a “degrading and anti-party” statement before the media.
Election to 294 assembly seats in the state, where the powerful Trinamool Congress sought to maintain strength amid strong challenges from BJP, will go to elections in eight phases. Voting will be held on March 27, April 1, April 10, April 17, April 22, April 26 and April 29. Calculation will be held on May 2.