Shankudeb Panda Biswajit Chatterjee join BJP

first_imgKolkata: Former Trinamool Congress Chatra Parishad president Shankudeb Panda and actor Biswajit Chatterjee joined the BJP in New Delhi on Monday.BJP leaders Mukul Roy and Kailash Vijayvargiya handed over the party flags to them. Earlier, Trinamool Congress MPs Anupam Hazra and Soumitra Khan had joined the BJP. Panda was removed from the post in December 2015 after his name appeared in the multi-crore Sarada and Narada scams. Panda is known for his close association with Mukul Roy. He was interrogated twice by the CBI in December 2015. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseHe was questioned by the investigative agency when he was one of the directors of Ekhon Samay, a vernacular television channel. For quite some time he was not into active politics. With the CBI interrogating many persons in connection with the Sarada scam, Panda thought it was wise to join the BJP to save his back. It may be mentioned the CBI recently interrogated Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Sarada scam. It is interesting to note that all tainted leaders in Bengal against whom inquiry is on are joining the BJP. Eighty-two-year-old actor Biswajit Chatterjee also joined the BJP. The party is looking for popular faces to contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from Bengal. Actress Moushumi Chatterjee had joined the party a few months ago.last_img

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