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Mukul Roy quits BJP, rejoins Trinamool Congress; brings son Subhranshu along

Mukul Roy appears all set to join back the Trinamool Congress on Friday. Roy, this afternoon, reached the Trinamool Congress Bhawan in Kolkata along with his son Subhranshu Roy. Sources said Subhranshu will also be inducted into the ruling party in West Bengal.

Roy, the BJP national vice-president, met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the TMC Bhawan earlier today. Mamata also met the TMC top brass and a decision on inducting Mukul Roy back into the party fold was reportedly taken then.

Ever since the results of the West Bengal Assembly Elections were announced, in which the TMC registered a thumping victory, Roy had remained quiet and even skipped BJP meetings.

Roy, along with two other BJP heavyweights – Shamik Bhattacharya and Rajib Banerjee – could not be seen at the recent meeting of the party’s West Bengal unit.

The development has come in the wake of several turncoat politicians, who had left the TMC to join the BJP ahead of Assembly polls, expressing regret over their move.

The BJP’s Bengal unit had convened a high-level organisational meet on Tuesday and party leaders were asked to remain physically present. However, Roy chose to skip the meeting.

Joy Prakash Majumdar, vice-president, West Bengal BJP, had said: “BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy could not attend the meeting as his wife is unwell and hospitalised. On the day the meeting was scheduled, Bengal BJP chief spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya’s father died of COVID-19 and so he could not attend the meeting. Rajib Banerjee could not attend due to personal reasons.”

Mukul Roy, a founding member of the TMC, had quit the party in 2017 and joined the BJP.

 

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