Kalyani: Former Trinamool Congress MP Sucharu Ranjan Haldar on Sunday joined the BJP along with his supporters at a programme here in Nadia district today.
Haldar, who was an MP from Ranaghat between 2009 and 2014, was denied a TMC ticket in 2014.
Describing the TMC as a party of "extortionists" and "liars", Haldar took a jibe at party supremo Mamata Banerjee calling her as someone "speaking a lot but doing precious little."
"Now I have joined a party of gentlemen," he said.
BJP West Bengal President Rahul Sinha said in Kolkata that Haldar was inducted into the BJP.
Former IG, Telecommunication WB Basab Talukder also joined the BJP at the meeting at Kalyani in the presence of Nadia BJP president Kalyan Nandi.
Haldar, a retired physician in the Army, claimed he had joined the TMC after being requested by party chief Mamata Banerjee.
Haldar's son is married to the BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Barasat, magician P C Sorcar (junior)'s daughter Maneka.