Putting an end to speculation, Trinamool Congress MP Sisi Adhikari joined the BJP on Sunday in the footsteps of his two sons, Suvendu and Soumendu, and fought hard against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s camp “to save Medinipur’s honor”.
The patriarch of the Odhikar family – which has had considerable influence in Bengal’s East Midnapore district – said he was forced to change camps because the ruling TMC leaders left him with no other option.
Earlier, the TMC MP had accused the ruling party and his son Suvendu of being “insulting” who was involved in a fight with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the Nandigram constituency of the district.
“They (TMC leaders) forced me to join the BJP. Let them (TMC) do what they want and I will do what I can,” Adhikari told reporters here before leaving for Agra, where he is ready to join the Union Home Minister. Amit Shah’s rally.
He stressed that Suvendu Adhikari would sit in Nandigram constituency at comfortable intervals.
“Suvendu will win by a huge margin of votes. The TMC will be wiped out from East Midnapore,” the Lok Sabha MP added.
BJP sources said his other son, Divyendu, a TMC MP from Tamluk, could also pursue the case.