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As Amit Shah heads for Bengal, 2 more MLAs quit TMC

IndiaTimes Friday, 18 December 2020
All roads from Trinamool Congress’s divided house appeared to lead to BJP as the procession of disgruntled functionaries following former Bengal minister Suvendu Adhikari out of the party grew longer on Friday. As home minister Amit Shah landed in Kolkata late evening for a series of rallies over the weekend, Barrackpore MLA Shilbhadra Dutta and Contai (North) legislator Banashree Maiti quit TMC, while at least one more — Dipali Biswas from Malda’s Gajol — indicated that she had made up her mind to join BJP.
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