Political acrimony in Bengal seemed to threaten a wedding nowadays as a BJP MP stated he would report for a divorce after his spouse joined Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress, going upstream in a tidal wave of defections to the BJP forward of the state election. Shortly after Sujata Mondal Khan joined the Trinamool, her husband Saumitra Khan wept and stated “politics had ended his marriage”.
Saumitra Khan, a former Trinamool chief, received the 2014 parliamentary election from the Bishnupur constituency and is leader of BJP’s adolescence wing Yuva Morcha. His spouse Sujata used to be credited together with his win in final yr’s nationwide election when he used to be barred by way of a courtroom from coming into his constituency as a situation for bail in a felony case. She ran his marketing campaign single-handedly and he received.
Sujata Khan used to be additionally a BJP member or even shared the degree with Prime Minister Narendra Modi whilst campaigning. She claimed she didn’t get acknowledgement within the BJP despite the fact that she took many dangers to verify her husband’s win.
“I wish to breathe. I would like appreciate. I wish to be an in a position chief of an in a position celebration. I wish to paintings with my cherished Didi,” the previous trainer informed newshounds nowadays. She complained that “newly inducted, misfit and corrupt leaders” have been getting extra significance within the BJP – an allusion to the Trinamool rebels who’ve not too long ago joined the BJP.
“Despite enduring bodily assaults, sacrificing such a lot to get my husband elected to Parliament, I were given not anything in go back,” she alleged.
Saumitra Khan, preserving a separate press convention, broke down. “A 10-year dating has ended as a result of politics. I can now paintings more difficult for the BJP,” he stated, emphasizing that he used to be no longer about to observe his spouse to the Trinamool as speculated.
Sujata Khan informed NDTV her circle of relatives and politics used to be separate and it used to be as much as her husband to make a decision what he sought after to do. “I am hoping he’ll realise in the future… Who is aware of he may well be again within the Trinamool in the future,” she answered when requested how he felt about her transfer.
On Saturday, the Trinamool suffered the worst exodus in its historical past as 35 leaders, together with MLAs and an MP, crossed over to the BJP at Home Minister Amit Shah’s rally.
The defections include simply 4 months to the Bengal meeting election. Mamata Banerjee, aiming for a 3rd directly time period, is going through a mega problem from the BJP, which has noticed important features within the state since final yr’s nationwide election.