Former TMC minister Humayun Kabir joins BJP

He joined the saffron party in the presence of BJP national general secretary and the party's West Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya.

Published: 26th June 2018 08:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th June 2018 08:20 PM   |  A+A-

A representational image of BJP flag.

By Express News Service

KOLKATA: Former Trinamool Congress minister Humayun Kabir joined BJP on Monday evening in New Delhi. He joined the saffron party in the presence of BJP national general secretary and the party's West Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya.

After being a veteran Congress leader, Humayun Kabir joined TMC where he was made a minister. However, he was expelled from TMC in 2015 for 'anti-party activities'. He then joined Samajwadi Party and later rejoined Congress before moving to BJP. Kabir urged fellow Murshidabad resident and West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Choudhury to join BJP to fight TMC.

Kabir will hold a public meeting at Rejinagar in Murshidabad between July 7 and 10.

On the other hand, state BJP President Dilip Ghosh said that many major politicians will join BJP in July which will give a 'heart attack' to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. "Big leaders will join BJP in July which will give heart attack to 'Didimoni'. You have to wait and watch. Many old-timers in TMC are vexed with the party and want to join BJP as they see it as an alternative to TMC," he said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)
TAGS
TMC BJP

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp