Kolkata: Congress MLA Manas Bhunia is all set to join Trinamool Congress. The following Monday will mark his official entry to the party.
The decision had been impending since the Assembly elections. Bhunia expressed his dissent over the Congress-Left alliance. Post elections, there had been dispute over the chairmanship of PAC. The opposition suggested CPM MLA Sujon Chakraborty when Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that Manas Bhuiya will take over the post, to which he agreed.
There had been much friction within the opposition over his acceptance. Bhunia was later ostracized by Congress High Command.
He had always expressed his dissent over the Congress-Left coalition, but has always abided by the Congress High Command’s rules. He even said that he will always remain a Congress loyalist. Though eventually he ended up switching parties.