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100 Trinamool MLAs to join BJP soon: Arjun Singh

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IANS Kolkata
Arjun Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency, who recently switched to the saffron outfit from the Trinamool Congress, claimed on Wednesday that 100 legislators from his former party would join the BJP "very soon".
"Around 100 legislators from the ruling Trinamool Congress are ready to join the BJP," Singh, a four-time MLA from Bhatpara, told mediapersons.
He said some of the lawmakers would come into the saffron party's fold before the Lok Sabha elections while the others would cross over after the polls.
Singh said the legislators were keeping regular contact with the BJP leaders.However, he refused to give a categorical reply when asked if some of the Trinamool ministers too were in the queue to join the BJP.
"I won't make any comment on this because the moment I say yes, these ministers will be sacked," he said.
Meanwhile, the Trinamool dismissed Singh's claims, saying the BJP leader has lost his mental balance.
"It seems Arjun Singh has lost his mental balance. Have you seen a single Trinamool MLA so far who has followed him to the BJP," asked Jyotipriya Mallick, state Food and Supplies Minister and Trinamool's North 24 Parganas district President.
--IANS
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First Published: Mar 27 2019 | 9:30 PM IST

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