Cricketer Manoj Tiwary joins TMC ahead of polls
Ahead of the assembly polls in Bengal, Cricketer Manoj Tiwary on Wednesday (February 24) joined the Trinamool Congress during Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s rally in Hooghly district.
Tiwary tweeted a link to his political profile on Instagram, stating that “a new journey” will begin today. On the Instagram page, his bio reads as ‘Politician, AITMC.”
Tiwary tweeted, “A new journey begins from today. Need all your love & support. From now onwards this will be my political profile on Instagram.”
Tiwary started attacking the BJP in his first political speech after holding the Trinamool flag. He said that when he scored a century in a one-day match against the West Indies in an Indian jersey or shot a winning shot to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) win the first IPL, he was loved by people from all walks of life, irrespective of religion or caste. No religion or caste stood in his way.
Tiwary's induction will come as a major relief for Mamata Banerjee because many heavyweight Trinamool leaders have left the party and joined the BJP in recent times.
Legislative Assembly elections for 294 seats of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly are likely to be held in April-May this year.