Kolkata: According to Trinamool sources, the West Bengal unit of the BJP was left red-faced as a section in the party may break ranks and join TMC. With CPM still having a considerable support base in Barrackpore, Trinamool may come under serious challenge in the constituency.
The West Bengal unit of the BJP was left red-faced after a information from party that almost 1500 BJP workers likely to join TMC party. Earlier former TMC MLA Manju Basu turned down the saffron party’s offer to contest the upcoming Noapara assembly bypoll.
Trinamool’s former Noapara MLA Manju Basu called on BJP leader Mukul Roy , a day ahead of BJP announcing its candidate for the Noapara assembly bypoll.
Basu gave vent to her resentment over Trinamool’s ways yet again, fuelling speculation that she might contest the bypoll on a BJP ticket. he TMC has announced the name of Sunil Singh as its candidate from Noapara.
The Noapara assembly seat fell vacant following the death of Congress MLA Madhusudan Ghose a few months ago. The bypoll has been scheduled for January 29 and counting of votes will take place on February 1.