Trinamool Congress MP Anupam Hazra joins BJP
Kolkata, May 12: The expelled Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Anupam Hazra joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday, just days ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Hazra, the MP from Bolpur in Birbhum, was suspended by Trinamool Congress in January. "Time and again Anupam Hazra has done activities that don't match with the ideologies of the party. We have suspended him," Trinamool Secretary-General Partha Chatterjee had said that at time.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress president Mamata Banerjee is likely to announce the candidates' list of her party for the Lok Sabha polls today. "We will release our candidates' list tomorrow," Banerjee told reporters at state secretariat 'Nabanna' on Monday.
Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal will begin on April 11 and polling would be held over seven phases through May 19, the Election Commission announced on Sunday. The Trinamool Congress, the BJP, the CPI(M)-led Left Front and the Congress will vie for 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state.