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A school teacher by profession, Abdur Razzak Mandal was elected twice from Jalangi assembly constituency in Murshidabad district in 2011 and 2016 on a CPI(M) ticket even during the strong anti-Left sentiment in the state.(AP/Picture for representation)

CPM MLA joins Trinamool in Bengal, 40th Opposition legislator to switch since 2011

Hindustan Times, Berhampore (West Bengal) | By Sreyasi Pal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2019 04:27 PM IST
Two-time CPI(M) legislator Abdur Razzak Mandal joined the Trinamool Congress on Thursday morning, partially offsetting the embarrassment of the West Bengal ruling party that expelled two of its Lok Sabha lawmakers on January 9, one of them after he joined the BJP in Delhi.
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