Kolkata, Mar 14: Trinamool Congress (TMC) strongman and Bhatpara
MLA Arjun Singh is expected to join the BJP on Thursday.
Arjun Singh, the grassroots legislator of Bhatpara, can join the
BJP on Thursday, one of his close associate informed today. Mr Singh has already reached Delhi to join the BJP, he said. In fact, Mr Singh was looking forward to becoming the Trinamool candidate from Barrackpore Parliamentary Constituency. But TMC supremo
Mamata Banerjee thought that Dinesh Trivedi is the fittest contender,
According to the sources, Mr Singh was known to be 'angry' but he
did not disclose publicly in this decision. Mr Singh said voters were not happy with sitting MP Dinesh Trivedi due to his prolonged absence from the constituency.
This time, I was expecting the ticket from Barrackpore. People are angry with Trivedi for his absence from the constituency. But the party (TMC) decided to give him the ticket. I have nothing to say.” Mr Singh, who is known to have influence in the area spreading from North Kolkata to Nadia, has been the game changer for TMC in several elections due to his local connections.
He has even done booth management for the TMC on the ground level
from panchayat polls to Parliamentary elections. UNI