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Ten Murshidabad zila parishad members join TMC

The defecting members were inducted into the TMC by Suvendu Adhikari at the party office here. Eight members from the Congress, one from CPM and one from AIFB joined the TMC.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata |
August 13, 2016 12:48:04 am
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In a setback for state Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury at Murshidabad, his “stronghold”, ten members of the zila parishad there — which is controlled by his party — on Friday joined Trinamool Congress.

The defecting members were inducted into the TMC by Suvendu Adhikari at the party office here. Eight members from the Congress, one from CPM and one from AIFB joined the TMC.

The number of TMC members in the zila parishad has now risen from 19 to 29. The total number of members is 70, and soon, we will take over the zila parishads of Murshidabad and Malda,” he said.

The TMC had earlier made inroads into the area by winning four seats in the Assembly elections. Adhikari had then said that the Congress would be wiped out of the district by the end of the year.

Asked about the alleged horse trading, he said that the TMC did not indulge in any such thing, and that members of other parties were defecting because they wanted to be a part of the state’s development.

Congress zila parishads could not even come closer to the work done in Birbhum and Nadia. Thus, they have decided to switch,” he said. In the last month, the TMC has taken over Jangipur, Jiaganj-Azimganj and Beldanga municipalities in Murshidabad.

Adhikary also ruled out the party’s involvement in unconstitutional practices. “It is a democratic country, and people are free to join any party of their choice. Most of the present TMC leaders had once been a part of the Congress,” he said.

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