Former West Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday joined the BJP in presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.Adhikari severed all ties with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress after his resignation from the membership of State Legislature this week and from the Ministry on November 26.
Mr Adhikari submitted the handwritten resignation letter to the State Assembly Secretary on Wednesday. Adhikari has been provided with the central security forces with "Z" category status following intelligence input.
Adhikari has been moving around without any security cover since the state government withdrew immediately after he quit the ministry late last month.
Meanwhile, Adhikari in a letter to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar sought the latter's intervention so that "police and administration are dissuaded from implicating him and associates in criminal cases out of political vendetta".
Mr Dhankhar on Thursday called upon the Mamata Banerjee Government officials called upon Mamata Banerjee Government officials to take urgent measures on representation from former Minister Suvendu Adhikari apprehending false implication “in criminal cases out of political motivation and vendetta.” apprehending false implication “in criminal cases out of political motivation and vendetta.”
Besides Adhikari, others who joined the BJP are Sunil Mandal (MP), Dasharath Tirke (Former MP), Banasree Maiti (MLA, North Kanthi, East Midnapore) Tapsi Mandal (MLA, Haldia, East Midnapore), Ashok Dinda (MLA, Tamluk, East Midnapore), Sudip Mukherjee (MLA, Purulia), Biswajit Kundu (MLA, Kalna), Beach Panja (MLA, East Burdwan), Shilbhadra Dutt (MLA, Barrackpore, North 24 Parganas), Deepali Biswas (MLA, Gazol, Malda), Sukra Munda (MLA, Nagarakata, Jalpaiguri), Shyamaprasad Mukherjee (Former Minister).
Colonel Diptangshu Chowdhury (Trinamool state level leader), Ashish Dutt and Bappa Majumder (Alipurduar), Kartik Pal and Prafulla Barman (North Dinajpur), Satyen Roy (former MLA) and Debashis Majumder (South Dinajpur), Sanmay Banerjee (North 24 Parganas),
Chandrasekhar Bandyopadhyay (Chairman, Durgapur Municipal Corporation), Nityananda Chatterjee (East Burdwan), Gautam Roy (Purulia), Sameeran Mishra (Hooghly District Council, Principal), Debashis Mukherjee (Dunkuni Municipality, Vice Chairman), Indrajith Dutt (Hooghly)
Gautam Majhi (Hooghly) Minority Community Leader- Professor Ohedul Haque (State Level Leader), Parvez Rahman (Former MLA, Hooghly), Alamgir Mollah (Hooghly), Kabirul Islam (Co-President of Trinamool Minority Cell), Karam Hossain Khan (Birbhum) are among other important leaders who will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). (UNI)