Sisir Adhikari, Suvendu Adhikari’s father leaves TMC, joins BJP

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sisir Adhikari on Sunday joined the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Adhikari’s son, Suvendu Adhikari, was a close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who had defected to the BJP last December. The development comes as a big blow to Banerjee’s TMC mere days before the Assembly election in West Bengal. Adhikari, who represents the parliamentary constituency of Kanthi, shared a stage with Union Minister Amit Shah on Sunday at Egra in Purba Medinipur.