West Bengal’s assembly election in 2021 was one of the most prestigious elections for both the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). With all the central agencies against TMC and Mamata Banerjee and the propaganda used by BJP, TMC managed to have a thumping victory in the elections. This had left BJP and its followers shook. On the other hand, Mamata Banerjee as a female politician became very popular across the country.
Many started believing in her leadership and became known as Bengal Tigress. This election increased in her prominence as a national leader and many even said that she could possibly be the Prime Minister’s face for the 2024 election. Well, after the TMC’s government was formed again in May 2021 heydays have come for TMC in the state.
Just a few days after the results, several TMC leaders who had quit the party and had joined BJP made a public apology. They took to the streets with speakers on rickshaws and expressed their regret for extending support to the right-wing BJP. In fact, many grassroots karyakartas returned home that is TMC within a month of the result.
After that many leaders left their parties and joined TMC having faith in Mamata Didi’s leadership and the new confidence party has gained. Earlier, BJP’s North Bengal BJP president Ganga Prasad Sharma joined the TMC along with seven other leaders.
A month ago then Congress leader Sushmita Dev left the grand old party and joined TMC. Disappointed with the Congress’ performance in her home state Assam, the 48-year-old decided to quit and join hands with TMC she already had good ties with TMC senior leader Deriek O’Brien.
Today the news has come the BJP’s MP Babul Supriyo has left the saffron party and joined TMC. This has left many BJP supporters stunned. Earlier BJP was the party in which incoming of leaders from other parties was highest but it’s not the only one. Leaders have started preferring TMC and see the future in the party. It has emerged as the party which is strong internally with no ambiguity in leadership.
It is being said that Babul Supriyo is offered something interesting by Mamata Banerjee and Abhishek Banerjee. Former Union Minister took to his Facebook page to make the official announcement of quitting BJP. As per reports, he said, “here I responded to an opportunity to work for the people of Bengal and I do it very wholeheartedly.”
In the coming days, it will reveal what TMC leadership has offered him and how politics is going to evolve for TMC in the future.