Disillusioned with BJP, its homecoming for TMC Councillors

Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi, July 12: In a big relief to West Bengal Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, councillors of at least two municipalities, who switched over to BJP a fortnight back, have returned to the TMC.

Five councillors of Kanchrapara municipality, who had joined BJP little more than a month back, came back to Trinamool Congress on Thursday.

After being jolted by serial switchovers to the BJP) by legislators, councillors and legislators, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) appeared set to regain control of Kanchrapara municipality on Thursday.

Over the last two days, 13 councillors who joined the BJP have returned to the TMC. On Wednesday, eight councillors from Halisahar civic body returned which takes the TMC tally to 13 in a board of 23. On Thursday, five councillors of Kanchrapara civic body returned, taking the TMC tally to 10 in a board of 24.

“We had five in the Kanchrapara civic body and five came back to us today. Three more will rejoin us. This will take the number of TMC councillors to 13 and we will regain majority in the 24-member board in Kanchrapara,” urban development minister Firhad Hakim was quoted as saying.

News24 Bureau

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