Senior Congress leader Pradip Ghosh Sunday officially joined the BJP saying he “did not believe the Congress was strong enough anymore to stop the Trinamool Congress”. The veteran leader, who was also once the president of Central Kolkata District Congress Committee, said of his former party, “I did not like the way the new state Congress president dissolved the committees. I felt humiliated. Ethics have touched such rock bottom in the party now that at meetings workers often break into a fight. Such instances were seen in the last two meetings (of the state Congress).”
Ghosh said he felt “a responsibility” for the Congress during the time of Lok Sabha elections, which is why he did not “abandon” it then. But now, there are many like me and from several places who are waiting to join the BJP,” the leader said, taking names of Asansol and Gaighata of Burdwan and North 3 Parganas district, respectively. Interestingly, several regional Congress leaders, too, have joined the BJP along with Ghosh.