Ahead of the elections in West Bengal in a few weeks, there have many leaders who have quit Trinamool Congress party and have joined Bhartiya Janata Party. The recent lea der to join is former Minister for Railway and Trinamool Congress member Dinesh Trivedi. The change of direction for 70-year-old leader is just weeks ahead of the elections in West Bengal.
“This was my golden moment,” Trivedi said today in the presence of Union Minister Piyush Goyal after joining the BJP in New Delhi Party Headquarters.
He commended Narendra Modi as the PM and said that Bengal is capable.
“In Bengal, there is crime, bribery and fear. Bengal is a land of culture. Bengal is a pride of us and we imagine Sonar Bangla. Today people of Bengal are happy for a real transformation,” he said. BJP chief JP Nadda said he was “right person in the wrong party. Now he is in right party”.
“Trivedi has long experience in politics. He has undertaken an ideological journey and fought for ideologies keeping power apart. He is like flowing water and it is only BJP that can amalgamate people of different ideologies,” Nadda said.
Citing reasons of suffocation because of the violence in West Bengal, Trivedi resigned Rajya Sabha and Trinamool membership on February 12. The party had sent him to the Upper House after he lost the Lok Sabha election in 2019.
The state election will be held across eight phases from March 27 to April 29, the results of which will be declared on May 2