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Former BJP MP Chandan Mitra, 4 Congress MLAs join Trinamool Congress in Kolkata

Chandan Mitra had resigned from the BJP a few days ago

india Updated: Jul 21, 2018 13:53 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Chandan Mitra,Congress,Trinamool Congress
Considered close to veteran BJP leader L K Advani, Mitra was nominated to the Upper House in 2003 when the BJP-led NDA was in power at the Centre. (HT File Photo)

Former Rajya Sabha member of the BJP, Chandan Mitra, and four Congress MLAs in the West Bengal Assembly on Saturday joined the ruling TMC in presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

The Congress MLAs who joined the TMC are Samar Mukherjee, Abu Taher, Sabina Yasmin and Akhruzzman.

Mitra had resigned from the BJP a few days ago.

All of them joined the TMC at its annual Martyrs’ Day rally in Kolkata.

First Published: Jul 21, 2018 13:53 IST