In yet another jolt to the TMC , former leader and Union minister Dinesh Trivedi, who had resigned as TMC MP in Rajya Sabha on February 12th, has begun his political innings as expected with the BJP. Ever since the impending polls in the state several TMC leaders have jumped ship and joined the BJP .
He joined the saffron party in the presence of the party’s national president JP Nadda. Union Minister Piyush Goyal was also present on the occasion.
Later speaking to ANI, Trivedi gave his reasons for his joining the BJP stating : “I’ll be active in election process, irrespective of whether I contest or not. Bengal has rejected TMC. They want progress, not corruption or violence. They’re ready for real change. Politics isn’t ‘khela’, it’s serious. She (CM) forgot her ideals while playing.”