Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has suffered a major setback before the West Bengal elections. Five MLAs including Sonali Guha, Dependu Biswas, Rabindranath Bhattacharya and Jatu Lahiri joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, including TMC candidate Sarla Moormu from Habibpur constituency. All these leaders took membership of the party in the presence of West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and Mukul Roy. TMC issued a statement saying that the party has changed its candidate from Habibpur constituency. TMC gave the reason behind this that Sarala Moormoo is not well. The first case for TMC is when a candidate has left the party after getting a ticket from the party.