Kolkata: Bayron Biswas, the lone Congress MLA within the West Bengal meeting, has joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC). In March, Biswas gained the Sagardighi bypoll in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. The Congress had scored a zero within the 2021 meeting elections.
Biswas took the Trinamool flag from the occasion’s nationwide normal secretary Abhishek Banerjee at Ghatal throughout the TMC’s ‘Naba joyar’ political programme Monday.
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“I didn’t win the Sagardighi bypoll due to the Congress. I’ve been a Trinamool employee. I didn’t get a ticket from the occasion, so I sought a ticket from the Congress,” stated Biswas after becoming a member of the TMC.
“I couldn’t work inside the Congress. To battle the BJP, I joined the TMC right now. It’s the solely occasion that may battle them. If I stand for election once more, I’ll win with a bigger margin,” he added.
Abhishek Banerjee claimed Biswas had touched base with the TMC earlier than the byelection, however the occasion hadn’t reacted instantly.
He stated he had reached out to the occasion’s second-in-command a number of instances throughout the TMC’s ongoing marketing campaign for the 2023 panchayat polls.
‘Not a seasoned Congress politician’
A beedi baron, Biswas was backed by the Left in his nomination from Sagardighi. He defeated the TMC’s Debashish Banerjee, a distant relative of CM Mamata Banerjee, by 22,986 votes.
The victory was seen as a giant increase for the Congress-Left alliance in West Bengal, which has been attempting to emerge as a TMC challenger forward of the panchayat polls.
Sagardighi, the place the Muslim group includes 64 per cent of the voteshare, is a Congress stronghold underneath West Bengal occasion chief and Chief of the Opposition within the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who upheld the “Sagardighi mannequin” shortly after the victory because the template to defeat the TMC.
The Sagardighi consequence was seen as a setback for the TMC, because it was the primary bypoll the occasion misplaced since returning to energy for a 3rd consecutive time period.
Days later, Mamata Banerjee took over the minority affairs and madrasah training division after eradicating minister Ghulam Rabbani.
Chatting with ThePrint, Chowdhury stated Biswas “wasn’t a seasoned Congress politician”.
“I managed most of his campaigning as he has excessive sugar and he wasn’t campaigning a lot. One factor has been confirmed that the Congress can defeat the TMC,” he added.
“All of India is aware of how Mamata Banerjee breaks events. We settle for this problem and warn her — her occasion can be damaged into items within the coming days,” he stated. “The Congress had given Bayron a chance. We thank the individuals of Sagardighi for selecting the Congress.”
Whereas addressing a information briefing after Biswas’ induction, Abhishek Banerjee responded to Chowdhury’s allegation “We don’t consider in breaking events, we consider in constructing the occasion,” he stated.
“Bayron didn’t be part of us in Murshidabad, he got here all the best way right here in Midnapore to affix the TMC. These from the BJP in contact with us, we’re screening them earlier than taking them in. If want be, I can press a button and you can be stunned what number of Congress MPs from Bengal and outdoors will be part of TMC.”
(Edited by Sunanda Ranjan)
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