Cricket Manoj Tiwary likely to join Trinamool Cogress
Cricketer Manoj Tiwary is likely to join Trinamool Congress at Mamata Banerjee’s rally in Hooghly district's Chinsurah on Wednesday (February 24).
Along with Tiwary, some members of the Congress, BJP and other “eminent personalities” are also expected to join the TMC.
Manoj Tiwary represents Bengal in domestic cricket and has played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.
TMC approached Manoj Tiwary to join the party because they saw him as a suitable “celebrity” replacement to cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla.
After holding meetings with poll strategist Prashant Kishor, Tiwary met Mamata Banerjee and decided to join the TMC.
According to sources, the TMC however, many not field Manoj Tiwary from Shukla's Howrah constituency, but from an adjacent constituency in the same district.