Kolkata: The West Bengal Assembly elections have not been any hotter than it is now in a battle of exchanges of political leaders in the State, a new exchange has suddenly popped up.
Former BJP leader and Union Minister Yashwant Sinha joined the All India Trinamool Congress on Saturday just prior to the West Bengal Assembly elections.
The 83-year-old, had said goodbye to Bharatiya Janata Party in 2018.
Sinha’s joining of the Bengal’s ruling Government party can also be seen as a good move owing to the recent outflow of political leaders and supporters from the party.
TMC has been going through a rough patch after bad luck-struck them with several leaders of theirs leaving the party and joining their arch rival, their senior leader Abhishek getting caughtup with the CBI and their stalwart Mamata Banerjee getting heckled in Nandigram but this joining came up as a sign of hope.
Sinha met the Chief Minister at her residence a bit after noon after joining the party at the Trinamool Bhavan in Kolkata where senior leaders like Derek O’Brien, Sudip Bandapadhyay and Subrata Mukherjee were also present.
At the event, questions regarding the ongoing farmer crisis and the situation at the borders were raised by Sinha. A direct comparison between the Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the Narendra Modi government was done by him and stated how Atal Bihari Vajpayee built a Nation alliance and did not weaken the opposition for taking up its place.