The West Bengal Assembly elections have been not any hotter than it is now. In a battle of exchanges of political leaders in the state, a new exchange has suddenly popped up.
Former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha joined the Trinamool Congress on Saturday just prior to the Assembly elections. The 83-year-old, had said goodbye to the saffron party in 2018. Sinha's joining in the Bengal's ruling government party can also be seen as a good move owing to the recent outflow of political leaders and supporters from TMC.
The party has been undoubtedly going through a rough patch after bad luck-struck them from several leaders of theirs leaving the alliance and joining their arch-rival to their senior leader Abhishek getting caughtup with the CBI and their supremo Mamata Banerjee getting heckled in Nandigram but this joining came up as a sign of hope.
Sinha met the Chief Minister at her residence after joining the party at the Trinamool Bhavan in Kolkata where senior leaders like Derek O'Brien, Sudip Bandapadhayand Subrata Mukherjee were also present. He said, "The tipping point was the attack on Mamata Ji in Nandigram. It was the moment of decision to join the TMC and support Mamata Ji.”
At the event, questions regarding the ongoing farmer crisis and the situation at the borders were raised by Sinha. A direct comparison between the Atal Bihari Vajpayee and the Narendra Modi Govenment was done by him and stated how Atal Bihari Vajpayee built a Nation alliance and did not weaken the opposition for taking up its place.