New Delhi, Jan 9: In a setback to Mamata Banerjee, CM, Bengal, a sitting Lok Sabha Member of Parliament Saumitra Khan, on Wednesday, joined BJP here.

Khan joined the BJP in presence of Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Petroleum Minister and BJP leader from Bengal - Mukul Roy.

Saumitra Khan represents Bishnupur seat in the parliament and is expected to seek re-election on BJP ticket in the 2019 polls.

Mr Mukul Roy, who was once a trusted aide of Mamata Banerjee had joined BJP in 2016, said many more sitting Trinamool Congress members were also in touch with BJP leadership.

According to some insiders, Khan was upset with functioning style of Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee.

 

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