Former Union Minister and ex-TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi joined the BJP on Saturday in the presence of BJP chief JP Nadda at BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
Dinesh Trivedi had resigned as TMC MP in Rajya Sabha on February 12. Trivedi left the Mamata Banerjee-led party saying he felt suffocated. He also alleged that the party was "no longer in hands of" its chief Mamata Banerjee.
Dinesh Trivedi's resignation came two days after he had endorsed Prime Minister Modi's speech in Lok Sabha in which he called for a key role in the private sector. He had also applauded the BJP-led Centre saying the country is under the best leadership.
Trivedi, who represented West Bengal in Rajya Sabha for the third time and was a former railway minister.