Not Joining BJP: Deepa Das Munshi

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Kolkata: Amid speculations of her meeting BJP leader Mukul Roy, Congress leader Deepa Das Munshi, wife of late former Union Minister Priya Ranjan Das Munshi, on Tuesday rebutted news of her joining the saffron party.

Deepa, while talking to the media, rejected the claims and said that she is not joining BJP and is still with the Congress party. “I haven’t had tea or coffee with anyone,” Deepa stated, reacting sharply to the reports that have been doing the rounds for quite some time.

Earlier, reports had suggested that she could join the saffron party, following the state Congress’ decision of not to field her from Raigunj seat.

Deepa Das Munshi had won elections from here in 2009, but in 2014 she lost to CPI(M) leader Mohammed Selim.

Congress’ decision to not field her from Raigunj seat as a gesture to sitting CPM MP Md. Selim was seen as the bone of contention.