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Trinamool was suffocating, BJP is better: Arjun Singh

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Returning here to a tumultuous welcome from his followers after joining the BJP, former strongman on Saturday said he was confident of victory if his new party nominated him as its Lok Sabha poll candidate from

"I was feeling suffocated in Trinamool. I feel better in the BJP," the lawmaker from North 24 district's told at the on his return from amid incessant slogans from his loyalists.

"If my party makes me the candidate from Barrackpore, then I am very much hopeful of victory. (Trinamool candidate and sitting MP) is going to lose," he said, as his fans shouted "zindabad", "Jai Siyaram" and frantically captured his photo and video on their

The four-time was mobbed at the airport, and his close associates had a trying time in getting him into his car.

"My followers are my biggest resources," said a smiling Singh, who crossed over to the BJP on March 14 after Trinamool ignored him and decided to persist with former Railway as its candidate from



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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 22:30 IST