BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty (file photo)


Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mithun Chakraborty on Saturday claimed that 21 Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs are in touch with him.

The Bollywood actor said at a press conference that he stood by his claim made in July that 38 MLAs of the ruling TMC are in touch with the opposition party, of which 21 are in direct contact with him.

Chakraborty had joined the BJP ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections held last year.

He said, "I stand by what I said in July.

Even now 21 TMC MLAs are in direct contact with me.

Please wait for some time and you will know everything." He said, "I am aware of the objections within the party.

But, I would like to say that I am not a fool and the same mistake will not be repeated.

Earlier, Leader of Opposition Shubhendu Adhikari claimed that the TMC government in Bengal would not be able to complete its five-year term and would be ousted from power by 2024.

At the same time, TMC retaliated saying that its MLAs are not going to be sold. 

TMC state general secretary Kunal Ghosh said, "Such statements are an attempt to fool people.

It has nothing to do with reality.

I think such remarks will increase infighting in the BJP.

TMC MLAs are not going to sell like BJP leaders.

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