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JMM panchayat members join TMC in Banarhat

Press Trust of India  |  Jalpaiguri(WB) 

Seven Mukti Morcha (JMM) members elected to Banarhat II gram today joined the Congress, bolstering the ruling party's strength to 15 from eight.

Among the seven members was the pradhan Sangita Oraon. State tribal development minister James Kujur and Jalpaiguri MP Bijoy Krishna Barman handed over flags to the seven members at a function held here.

Banarhat II gram panchayat of Palasbari area in Dhupguri block of the district now has four members of the and one Gorkha Janmukti Morcha member in the opposition.

First Published: Sun, June 05 2016. 19:57 IST