New Delhi: The BJP gave a massive blow to Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool government after 3 MLAs and more than 50 municipal councillors from the opposition joined the Saffron party on Tuesday in Delhi. 

The exodus was a show of strength in presence of Kailash Vijayvargiya, BJP's Bengal in charge and Mukul Roy, the party's face in the state.

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In a sarcastic remark, Vikayvargiya said, "We want the election in Bengal takes place in 2021. But if the exodus continues to take place we can't help". 

MyNation earlier reported that the 3 MLAs who joined the BJP are Mukul Roy's son Subhranshu Roy, Tusharkanti Bhattacharjee and Devendra Roy. While Devendra Roy is from CPI(M), the other two are from Trinamool.

With the massive exodus of municipal councillors, three municipalities will face immediate impact. Moreover, the BJP didn't shy away from accepting it. "Kachrapara municipality, Halishahar municipality and Naihati municipality have virtually been taken over by the BJP after this huge exodus", said Roy. 

Kailash Vijayvargiya added, "As the election happened in seven phases, the exodus too will happen in seven phases.  Today was the first phase of exodus".