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Trinamool Congress defection on at municipality level

BJP’s tally in West Bengal legislative assembly is up from three to 12, a four-fold increase.

, ET Bureau|
Jun 19, 2019, 11.53 PM IST
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Trinamool Congress defection on at municipality level
Trinamool Congress lost control of at least six municipalities -- five from North 24 Paragana district and one from Darjeeling district.
KOLKATA: A month and half ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing an election rally in West Bengal, had said at least 40 Trinamool Congress legislators were in touch with BJP and they would desert West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee after May 23.

And in last three weeks after elections, Trinamool Congress lost control of at least six municipalities -- five from North 24 Paragana district and one from Darjeeling district, while the BJP leaders claimed that more urban local bodies, including at least four municipalities and three municipal corporations, are expected to come under the saffron fold soon.

BJP’s tally in West Bengal legislative assembly is up from three to 12, a four-fold increase. While BJP won in four assembly constituencies during the by-elections in 2019, at least six MLAs -- three from TMC, two from Congress and 1 from CPM -- joined them. In this political scenario, defections continue to haunt CM Banerjee.

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