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17 Gorkha Janmukti Morcha councillors join BJP

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Seventeen Councillors of Municipality, all from (GJM), joined the on Saturday.

The leaders were inducted into BJP at the party headquarter in in the presence of and senior

Speaking on the occasion, said, "They are all Councillors of Municipality."

BJP said that with 17 of the Councillors joining the party, BJP has become the majority party in Municipality.

"There are 32 seats in the One has died while another has resigned. Today, 17 Councillors joined BJP. From today, BJP has become the majority party in the municipality," said while addressing a press conference.

Asserting that "fight for democracy in West Bengal" was still on, the former said, "The police is after them on the orders of Mamata Banerjee. We are going to protest against the "police raj" within two-three days."

GJM was an ally of BJP but it broke ties with the party in January this year, just ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 17:45 IST