Bengal Opposition leaders, candidates willing to join Trinamool: Suvendu
Kolkata: Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday claimed there would be no political Opposition in the state in the coming days with many Opposition candidates who won in the recent rural body elections willing to join the ruling Trinamool Congress.
He said many prominent opposition leaders have also got in touch with him stating that they want to be a part of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's developmental drive.
"Trinamool will emerge victorious on all fronts. No one else will be there. Not only the winners of Panchayat election but also a lot of prominent people's representatives want to join Mamata Banerjee.
"They want to be a part of Trinamool Congress' drive for development. Many of them
have already contacted me," Adhikari told reporters at a party event in Malda district.
The minister, who is also his party's observer in Malda, said the party will get more than 55 percent votes in the district and capture both the Lok Sabha constituencies there in the 2019 general election. "Trinamool Congress will emerge victorious here. Congress-CPI-M and BJP would sit and fix amongst themselves who would come second or third," he added.