Kolkata: Trinamul Congress MLA and former Asansol mayor Jitendra Tiwari joined the BJP at a rally attended by the saffron party’s Bengal president Dilip Ghosh at Baidyabati in Hooghly district on Tuesday.
“I am glad that the BJP has given me some space in their family and I will now work under the leadership of Narendra Modi. I have no allegation to raise against anyone but I must say that from now, I will be able to say whatever in my mind freely,” Tiwari, the Pandaveswar MLA, said after receiving the BJP flag from Ghosh.
At the end, Tiwari who had recently been appointed the spokesperson for Trinamul’s Hindi cell by Mamata Banerjee, chanted “Jai Sree Ram”. “Since my childhood, I have been chanting ‘Jai Sree Ram’ but now, I will be able to chant it openly from the dais,” he said.