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TMC MP Sisir Adhikari present at Amit Shah rally, says he was pushed towards BJP

Sisir Adhikari. File   | Photo Credit: NAGARA GOPAL

Trinamool Congress MP Sisir Adhikari was present at a public meeting addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday.

Mr. Sisir Adhikari, who represents Kanthi Lok Sabha constituency in Purba Medinipur district, said that he was pushed towards the BJP by the Trinamool Congress. “There is no question of having any ties with the TMC,” he said.

Mr. Sisir Adhikari’s son Suvendu Adhikari joined the BJP in December and is contesting against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram Assembly seat in the district.

“It is battle for the prestige of Medinipur.. Whatever Suvendu is saying will turn true….Suvendu will win Nandigram,” Mr. Sisir Adhikari said.

At Mr. Shah’s rally, Mr. Sisir Adhikari raised the slogan ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’. He said that he had joined the BJP the very day Mr. Suvendu Adhikari joined the party. Another MP from the district Dibyendu Adhikari representing Tamluk Lok Sabha constituency is from the same family and has not ruled out the possibility of joining the BJP.

Addressing the rally at Egra in Purba Medinipur, Mr, Shah emphasised on the party’s slogan of making ‘Sonar Bangla’ (Golden Bengal) in the next five years, propelled by the double engine government at the Centre and the State.

The Home Minister also promised to implement the Seventh Pay Commission for West Bengal government for employees if the BJP was voted to power.

Mir Jafars brought BJP to Bengal: Mamata

Addressing a public meeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that Mir Jafars had brought BJP to West Bengal.

“I used to respect them a lot, shower lot of love. Today there are saying that they were in touch with BJP since 2014. It is these Mir Jafars who have brought BJP to West Bengal,” she said referring to the members of the Adhikari family. The Chief Minister said that even the TMC candidates which the “land lords” of Purba Medinipur did not like were made to lose in the district.

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