As expected, the former BJP leader Chandan Mitra was among the new faces who joined in the Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) today.
The joining came about at her annual mega rally in Kolkata.
Chandan Mitra, it be known, is two-time Rajya Sabha lawmaker as well.
Chandan Mitra, who quit the BJP earlier this week, is believed to be unhappy at being sidelined by the Amit Shah-Narendra Modi combine.
The leader also wrote a resignation letter to the party where in he had expressed unhappiness about some of its policies.
Chandan Mitra is latest of the stalwarts who have distanced itself from the party.
He is currently the editor of The Pioneer newspaper in Delhi.
Along with him, four Congress legislators in West Bengal – Samar Mukherjee, Abu Taher, Sabina Yasmin and Akhruzzman – also joined the Trinamool today.>