Many leaders who left TMC to join BJP are feeling uncomfortable: MP Sunil Mondal | India News

NEW DELHI: The BJP in West Bengal could see the exit of yet another Trinamool-imported leader.
Bengal MP Sunil Mondal, who had won on a Trinamool Congress ticket, but quit the party ahead of the assembly elections and joined the BJP, on Tuesday spoke about the discomfort of leaders like him in their new party.
“Many of those who left the TMC and joined the BJP are feeling uncomfortable in BJP. They’ve not been accepted from the heart. Some people in BJP think it’s not right to trust those who’re new in the party, the MP from Bardhaman Purba said.
The BJP in the state has already seen the exit of senior leader Mukul Roy, who returned to the Trinamool fold four years after joining the BJP.
Several other leaders who had left Trinamool to join the BJP have hinted at “ghar wapsi” and are reaching out to Mamata Banerjee.
The BJP, which accepted several Trinamool leaders ahead of the assembly elections, now seems to be worried about reverse defections from the party.
Bengal BJP leader, Suvendu Adhikari, has warned the defectors of action under the anti-defection law. But that seems to have little impact on the leaders who are desperate to return to the TMC fold.
Mondal joined the BJP along with Adhikari at a rally of Home Minister Amit Shah in Kharagpur in December last year.
“Suvendu did not keep his promise of working together. He did not keep in touch with me. I don’t have any contact with him now,” he claimed.
Senior Trinamool Congress MP Kalyan Bandyopadhyay called Mondal an “insignificant person”.
“We don’t comment on the statement of an insignificant person, an opportunist who has no significant public support,” he said.
(With agency inputs)

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