Ishrat was one of the flag-bearers of the fight that led to SC banning the controversial Islamic practice of triple talaq.
Her husband of 15 years uttered 'talaq talaq talaq' over the phone from Dubai after a fight, then remarried and took away their kids. Her in-laws abused and molested her. They stopped giving her money. Apparently, she was ostracized after the verdict.
BJP in Bengal
What does this mean for Bengal politics?
To combat BJP's Hindutva challenge in Bengal, CM Mamata Banerjee was going saffron. With BJP wooing Ishrat, it appears that both BJP and TMC are preying on each-other's vote-banks. Ishrat could help BJP entice Muslims in Bengal, where the party hardly has any presence.
Interestingly, BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh feigned ignorance, claiming that he was notified about Ishrat's induction through "party sources."