Sabyasachi Dutta returns to TMC from BJP in another post-poll exit

Former Bidhannagar mayor and later BJP leader Sabyasachi Dutta joined his former party Trinamool Congress again, On Thursday. He met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her chamber following her oath-taking ceremony as MLA after the win in the Bhabanipur bypoll to finish the move. Sabyasachi Dutta had joined BJP in 2019 trailing veteran TMC leader Mukul Roy, who has now returned to the TMC fold as well.

Five-time councillor and two-time mayor of Bidhannagar municipality, Sabyasachi Dutta mentioned: “Some misunderstanding was there and I quit the party and joined BJP. But, Mamata Banerjee again accepted me and allowed me to rejoin my old party, I am indebted. I am starting a new journey.” Other than Sabyasachi Dutta, MLA Sujit Basu, Tapash Chatterjee also present including Partha Chatterjee and Firhad Hakim.

“After Mamata Banerjee’s approval, he (Dutta) is joining TMC. Today Mamata Banerjee took oath as MLA. This is a historic day. On this day, Sabyasachi Dutta decided to rejoin TMC. We are welcoming him. The party will be strengthened after his return.” West Bengal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said.

Following BJP’s loss earlier this year in the assembly elections, Dutta was one of the prominent leaders who had censured the party’s strategy. “Many leaders from outside came here to campaign for BJP but people somehow did not accept that,” he mentioned in a statement.

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