“38 MLAs have very good ties with BJP”: Mithun Chakraborty

Debjit Mukherjee, Kolkata: BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty on Wednesday claimed that 38 MLAs of TMC are in touch with his party and 21 are in “direct contact” with him. The comments come days after Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of planning an “Operation Lotus” in Bengal to try and upend her government.

“Do you want to hear breaking news? At this moment, as we are sitting here, 38 Trinamool Congress MLAs have very good ties with us, of which 21 are in direct contact with me. I leave the rest to you to figure out” he told reporters in Kolkata.

When pressed for answers, Mithun Chakraborty said: “Don’t ask me to release the trailer, enjoy the music”.