TMC minister quits, claims his brother died mysteriously

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Kolkata, Jan 15: The TMC's loss is the BJP's gain. Manjul Krishna Thakur, a minister in the West Bengal government resigned from the party and joined the BJP just a while ago.

This is considered to be a big blow to the TMC, which is already reeling under enough trouble with the Saradha scam. Thakur who was the minister for refugee relief said that he was not allowed to work for the refugees and hence had tendered his resignation.

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A big set back:

A minister quitting the party and joining another party is considered as a major embarrassment to any political outfit. Not just him, but he takes his son, Subrata a party worker along with him to the BJP.

The TMC is already reeling under the pressure of the Saradha scam. After Madan Mitra's arrest the TMC has been on the backfoot.

Now with Mukul Roy being summoned for questioning their troubles only have increased. These are not good signs especially in the wake of the upcoming bypolls to an assembly and lok sabha seat.

Incentive:

The BJP has welcomed him open arms. The BJP is trying to build up a strong base in West Bengal. With the TMC on the backfoot and the CPI out of contention, the BJP smells a chance in the state.

The BJP may well offer Thakur's son, Subrata a ticket to the Bongaon parliamentary seat. This seat fell vacant after the death of Kapil Krishna Thakur, the brother of Krishna Thakur.

Disgruntled with the TMC:

Thakur made his displeasure with the TMC clear. There was a lot of friction between him and the party leadership over the past couple of days.

In fact, he has said that the party never let him work and he was under pressure. I failed to work for the refugees despite being given that portfolio in the cabinet.

There is no scope for doing good work and good people in the TMC he alleged. In all this he also set the cat among the pigeons by claiming that his brother's death was not a natural one. I want a CBI probe into this.

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