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Derek O'Brien mocks BJP over claim of 100 TMC MLAs switching sides

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Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 14, 2019 11:42:06 AM IST
TMC's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien on Monday Mocked the BJP and called it out for making "outlandish claims" like that of 100 TMC MLAs joining BJP.

Quoting a media report, which claimed that the BJP was trying to identify potential winning leaders from its cadre who can win the state elections scheduled to be held in the next two years, Derek said that the party should focus on other important matters other than winning elections in the state.

"This is a testimony that BJP does not even have 294 able workers to be candidates for 2021 Bengal polls. Dilip Ghosh should focus on improving his Bengali and Modi Ji should focus on reviving the economy. BJP make outlandish claims! What happened to their boast of 100+ MLAs joining?" Derek's tweet read.

BJP MP Arjun Singh in March had claimed that as many as 100 TMC MLAs were in touch with the BJP leadership and were planning to jump ships soon.

BJP had recently made massive inroads in West Bengal by winning 18 of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the recently held parliamentary elections.

Its feat reduced TMC to just 22 from the 34 seats it had managed in the 2014 elections, while the Congress was reduced to just two. (ANI)

 
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