By Chandrashekar Srinivasan

New Delhi: 

Calcutta High Court Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay – who confirmed his resignation just a few hours earlier – has said he will join the Bharatiya Janata Party, possibly on Thursday afternoon. “Maybe on March 7, in the afternoon. There is a tentative program when I will join the BJP,” he said.

Speaking to reporters in Kolkata, he also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whom he called a “very hardworking man”, and ripped into the ruling Trinamool, which he declared had “inspired” him to enter politics.

“Trinamool is imploding… it means corruption. PM Modi is a very hardworking man and he is trying to do something for this country,” he declared and took swipes at the other opposition parties, “I believe in God and religion, but CPIM does not and the Congress is the zamindari of one family.”

Justice Gangopadhyay – who made headlines last year, after an interview in which he discussed a case he was hearing – is widely expected to be fielded by the BJP in the general election.

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