Mamata Banerjee describes him as an “old family member”; Mr. Roy’s son Subhrangshu too follows his father’s footsteps.
Nearly a month after the BJP suffered an enormous defeat within the West Bengal Assembly polls, its vice chairman 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 social gathering normal 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 defect from the BJP indicated that more people from the BJP would join the TMC, she said.
Those who defected from the party just before the elections and attacked it in sharp language would not be allowed to join it again. “Only those who are gentle, we will consider them,” she noticed.
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 known as up Mr. Roy.
The veteran politician was reportedly upset for not being given a lot significance in the course of the 2021 Assembly polls, the place Nandigram MLA Suvendu Adhikari emerged because the vital face of the BJP. Mr. Roy performed a vital position within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls when the BJP gained 18 out of the 42 seats.
Son additionally returns to TMC
Mr. Roy’s son and former MLA Subhrangshu Roy additionally adopted his father’s footsteps to return to the TMC.