Mukul Roy returns to Trinamool Congress
Mamata Banerjee describes him as an “old family member”; Mr. Roy’s son Subhrangshu follows his father’s footsteps.
Nearly a month after the BJP suffered an enormous defeat within the West Bengal Assembly polls, its vp Mukul Roy on Friday returned to the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Mr. Roy (67), one of many founding members of the TMC, joined the BJP in November 2017.
TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee got here earlier than Mr. Roy arrived on the Trinamool Congress Bhawan. He was welcomed occasion common secretary Abhishek Banerjee. Ms. Banerjee and Mr. Roy, BJP MLA from Krishnanagar Uttar, held a joint press convention after a two-hour assembly.
Mr. Roy described Ms. Banerjee “as a leader of the entire country”. He mentioned he was feeling relieved after quitting the BJP. “In the present circumstances, no one can stay in the BJP in Bengal,” he said.
Ms. Banerjee in flip described Mr. Roy as an “old family member” and added that “old is always gold”. “Our party is already a strong party. Mukul is an old family member. He was pressured by agencies. I think this decision will provide him mental relief. His health was deteriorating also.” His defection from the BJP indicated that extra individuals from the BJP would be part of the TMC, she mentioned.
Those who defected from the occasion simply earlier than the elections and attacked it in sharp language wouldn’t be allowed to be part of it once more. “ Only those who are gentle, we will consider them,” she noticed.
Mr. Roy’s son and former MLA Subhrangshu Roy additionally adopted his father’s footsteps to return to the TMC.
The hypothesis of Mr. Mukul Roy’s return to the TMC gained momentum after Mr. Banerjee visited a metropolis hospital to inquire in regards to the well being of his spouse final week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi too referred to as up Mr. Roy.
The veteran politician was reportedly upset for not being given a lot significance through the 2021 Assembly polls, the place Nandigram MLA Suvendu Adhikari emerged because the essential face of the BJP. Mr. Roy performed an important function within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls when the BJP gained 18 out of the 42 seats.