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Lok Sabha elections: Former Congress leader Kaustav Bagchi joins BJP in Kolkata

Lok Sabha elections: Bagchi had resigned from the Congress on Wednesday, claiming lack of respect within the organisation. Bagchi, who had his head tonsured after being released on bail following his arrest over comments against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee last year.

Sheenu Sharma Edited By: Sheenu Sharma @20sheenu Kolkata Updated on: February 29, 2024 22:14 IST
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Image Source : BJP BENGAL (X) Former Congress leader Kaustav Bagchi joins BJP in Kolkata ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Former Congress leader Kaustav Bagchi, who resigned from the party a day before, joined the BJP today (February 29) and vowed to fight against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) regime in the state.

"Today, we are happy to welcome Kaustav Bagchi in the BJP," party leader Suvendu Adhikari said at a programme here. West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar was also present on the occasion.

Bagchi had resigned from the Congress on Wednesday (February 28), claiming a lack of respect within the organisation.

Bagchi, who had his head tonsured after being released on bail following his arrest over comments against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee last year (2023), sent his resignation letter to Congress national president Mallikarjun Kharge, with copies to party state chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and general secretary and state in-charge Ghulam Ahmed Mir.

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