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In a big blow to the saffron brigade, senior BJP leader Mukul Roy along with son Subhranshu returned to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata.
Roy, who held the position of the national vice president in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said he was “happy to see all known faces again”. “I have joined TMC today. In the present circumstances, no one will stay in the BJP,” he added.
Addressing a press meet after the re-joining ceremony, Banerjee said Roy was threatened and tortured in the BJP, and that, in turn, affected his health. “Mukul’s return proves that the BJP does not let anyone live in peace and put’s undue pressure on everyone,” the chief minister said.
Speculation had been rife for some time on a possible “gharwapsi” by Mukul Roy, who had crossed over to BJP in 2017 after being charged in the Narada tape sting, ever since Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek visited his wife at a city hospital earlier this month.
Meanwhile, the West Bengal BJP leaders have slammed Mukul Roy after his “gharwapsi”. BJP MP Arjun Singh said Roy was never a public leader and that his time in politics is up.
“Mukul Roy was never a public leader. In WB, politics can’t be done from AC room. His time in politics is up. Nobody trusts him. Everybody had info that he provides internal info of BJP to TMC. If rivals get to know your planning, it causes you loss,” Singh said.
“Opportunists in politics do this. There was a rift between Abhishek Banerjee and him…he then joined BJP…he’ll keep coming & going. He won an election for the first time, that too on BJP symbol. He should’ve resigned before going,” he added.