Retaining heavyweights in party is biggest challenge for Bengal BJP

The recent return of BJP Lok Sabha member from Barrackpore constituency in North 24 Parganas district, Arjun Singh to the Trinamool Congress, seems to have unnerved the party's state unit. In fact, Arjun Sigh was the second heavyweight leader from the Trinamool Congress, after Mukul Roy, who had joined the BJP in 2019 after he was denied a Lok Sabha ticket by the Trinamool. The trend of Trinamool Congress leaders going to the BJP that started with Roy and Singh in 2019 increased before the 2021 West Bengal assembly elections, when Trinamool leaders, MLAs and ministers like Suvendu Adhikari, Rajib Banerjee and Sabyasachi Dutta, among others joined the saffron camp. 

Retaining heavyweights in party is biggest challenge for Bengal BJP
The recent return of BJP Lok Sabha member from Barrackpore constituency in North 24 Parganas district, Arjun Singh to the Trinamool Congress, seems to have unnerved the party's state unit. In fact, Arjun Sigh was the second heavyweight leader from the Trinamool Congress, after Mukul Roy, who had joined the BJP in 2019 after he was denied a Lok Sabha ticket by the Trinamool. The trend of Trinamool Congress leaders going to the BJP that started with Roy and Singh in 2019 increased before the 2021 West Bengal assembly elections, when Trinamool leaders, MLAs and ministers like Suvendu Adhikari, Rajib Banerjee and Sabyasachi Dutta, among others joined the saffron camp.