Sonali Guha, once an in depth aide of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and a four-time MLA of the party, on Saturday hinted at joining BJP after she was denied a ticket for the approaching assembly poll in West Bengal .
The TMC MLA, who represented Satgachia seat for the past four terms, had weakened on Friday immediately after getting the news that she wasn’t being given the party ticket this point .
Guha said she is going to speak to BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy and choose her future course of action.
“I wish to tend a honourable post, be acknowledged as a political personality,” Guha said without elaborating.
She said, “May God give Mamata didi common sense and counsel. I even have been together with her from the start . I even have to believe my future moves. I cannot sit idle being a political person”.
Roy said aside from Guha many other Trinamool MLAs and leaders have contacted him since Friday evening after Banerjee announced the party’s candidates for 291 assembly seats within the state.
Several TMC MLAs, an MP and variety of its leaders have already joined the saffron party.
Guha was seen in every movement and rally by Banerjee during her days within the opposition and after TMC came to power a decade ago. She was also a former deputy speaker of the state assembly.