Kolkata, April 29 : Anupam Hazra, a TMC MP from Bolpur who joined the BJP before the elections, stunned the saffron party as he met the Trinamool strongman from Birbhum Anubrata Mondal on Monday, the day when eight constituencies of West Bengal went to polls in the fourth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The timming of the meeting has left the BJP red-faced because Mondal has been kept under surveillance as directed by the Election Commission.
Hazra, the BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Jadavpur, has claimed it was a courtesy call and he had gone to meet TMC’s Mondal as the latter had recently lost his mother. But not many people are buying this.
But in politics, people do not buy this type of argument and moreover Mondal stated that if he accepts his mistake, I can make him MP aga in. I can speak to (TMC chief) Mamata Banerjee about that.”