Political acrimony in Bengal produced family drama on December 21. A BJP MP said he would file for divorce after his wife joined CM Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, becoming the exception in a tidal wave of defections to the BJP ahead of the state election. Shortly after Sujata Mondal Khan joined the Trinamool, her husband Saumitra Khan wept publicly and said "politics had ended his marriage".
Saumitra Khan, a former Trinamool leader, won the 2014 parliamentary election from the Bishnupur constituency & is chief of BJP's youth wing Yuva Morcha in Bengal. His wife of 10 years, Sujata, was credited with helping him win in 2019’s national election when he was barred by a court from entering his constituency as a condition for bail in a criminal case. She claimed she never received due acknowledgement in the BJP for the risks she took to ensure her husband's win.
Saumitra Khan choked up on live TV, telling his estranged wife that divorce papers were on the way. Watch the video to know more.