Brother Soumendu, host of other TMC workers to join BJP: Suvendu Adhikari

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah is seen along with West Bengal political heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari  joined the BJP along BJP Senior Leader Kailash Vijoyborgiya, West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh ,Mukul Roy,Locket Chatterjee,Arjun Singh and others at a public rally in Midnapore ,India ,Saturday,December 19,2020. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is seen along with West Bengal political heavyweight Suvendu Adhikari joined the BJP along BJP Senior Leader Kailash Vijoyborgiya, West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh ,Mukul Roy,Locket Chatterjee,Arjun Singh and others at a public rally in Midnapore ,India ,Saturday,December 19,2020. (Photo by Debajyoti Chakraborty/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Nandigram (WB), Jan 1 (PTI) BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Friday said his disgruntled brother and TMC leader Soumendu -- recently removed from the post of administrator at Contai Municipality -- will join the saffron camp along with a host of other activists from the state's ruling party.

Asserting that the TMC, of which he was a part till about a month ago, will disintegrate soon, Adhikari, during a meeting here in Purba Medinipur, claimed that Soumendu, together with a few councillors and 5,000 TMC workers, will switch over to the saffron party later in the day.

'My younger brother Soumendu will join the BJP in Contai today. He will be accompanied by several councillors and 5,000 TMC grassroot workers. The TMC will steadily disintegrate,' Adhikari said here on the occasion of the Mamata Banerjee-led party's Foundation Day.

Soumendu had on Thursday said lotus will bloom in every home, hinting that he would join the saffron party, following in his brother's footsteps.

The Adhikari household has two other members in the TMC camp -- MPs Dibyendu and Sisir. PTI SUS RMS RMS