Kolkata: BJP Leader Mukul Roy on Saturday claimed that 107 MLAs of Congress, TMC and CPM will join the saffron party.
While addressing a press conference, Roy said, “A total of 107 West Bengal MLAs from CPM, Congress, and TMC will join the BJP.”
Mukul Roy, @BJP4India in Kolkata: 107 West Bengal MLAs from CPM, @INCIndia and @AITCofficial will join BJP. We have their list prepared and they are in contact with us pic.twitter.com/C9fck0ncK5
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He said the list of these MLAs who would be joining the BJP has been prepared and the legislators are in contact with the state BJP leadership.
This comes at a time when the change of sides by MLAs in Karnataka and Goa has created a kind of political upheaval in the two states.
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In Goa, 10 Congress MLAs joined the BJP on Thursday. On Saturday, three of the 10 Congress MLAs joined the Goa Cabinet. A similar political situation has gripped Karnataka as well.
Last month, TMC MLAs from Noapara and Bongaon, Sunil Singh and Biswajit Das, joined the BJP. On May 28, the BJP welcomed into its fold three Bengal MLAs, including Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu Roy, and over 60 councillors, a majority from the TMC.
The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) won 211 of 294 seats in the 2016 Assembly polls, while the BJP won only three seats in the eastern state.