BJP gives Mamata Banerjee a heads up: ‘Exodus in 7 phases like Bengal elections’

TMC MLAs join BJP: Less than a week after stunning the Trinamool Congress by winning 18 of 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, the BJP on Tuesday served fresh jolt to Mamata Banerjee. Mukul Roy, who was once a close confidant of Mamata, herded a group of two TMC MLAs – Subhrangshu Roy, Tusharkanti Bhattacharya – and over 50 councilors in to the BJP. Another MLA -CPMs Debendra Nath Roy also jumped the ship. Speaking to reporters at the BJP headquarters with the crowd of new joinees behind him, BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said defection has just begun and more leaders from Mamatas party will join the BJP in coming days. Today was just the first phase. Like the elections were held in seven phases in West Bengal, joining the BJP would also happen in seven phases, Vijayvargiya, who was in-charge of Bengal for Lok Sabha elections, told reporters. Adding to Vijayvargiyas statement, Mukul Roy, whose son Subhrangshu was among the TMC leaders joining the saffron party, said Mamatas party wont be in a position to get the post of Leader of Opposition after Bengal Assembly election which is scheduled to be held in 2021. Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP National General Secretary on 3 MLAs and more than 50 Councillors from WB joining BJP: Like the elections were held in seven phases in West Bengal, joinings in BJP will also happen in seven phases. Today was just the first phase.\/YbYEYK2KwU Didi, even your MLAs will desert you when the results of this election are out. Your 40 MLAs are in touch with me and all your MLAs will desert you once the BJP wins the election. Political ground has slipped from under your feet, PM Modi had said at an election rally in Sreerampur Lok Sabha seat in Hoogly district. TMC Rajya Sabha member Derek OBrien had then slammed PM Modi accusing him of indulging in horse trading. Expiry Babu PM, lets get this straight. Nobody will go with you. Not even one councilor. Are you election campaigning or horse trading! Your expiry date is near. Today, we are complaining to the Election Commission. Charging you with horse trading, OBrien had tweeted. The BJP, which had won just two Lok Sabha seats in 2014