Kolkata: Congress MLA Manas Bhunia is allegedly set to join Trinamool Congress along by the end of this month. Earlier, in a fresh jolt to Congress in West Bengal, the party’s West Midnapore district chief Bikas Ranjan Bhunia, brother of senior party leader Manas Bhunia, Thursday joined Trinamool Congress.
Along with Bikas, who was also the West Midnapore zila parishad member, 22 other party leaders including gram panchayat members joined TMC, giving it control of Sabang panchayat samiti. In the 39-member samiti, TMC now has 37 councillors, up by 23 from earlier 14.
The leaders were inducted into the TMC by Diamond Harbour MP Abhishek Banerjee who is also Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew.