Mukul Roy makes a U-turn to TMC, snubs BJP
Kolkata : BJP national president Mukul roy on Friday returned to Trinamool Congress in the presence of CM Mamata Banerjee, with many leaders claiming that this is the beginning of an end for BJP in Bengal.
Mukul Roy who returned to TMC on Friday had left the party and joined BJP in 2017. Several TMC leader had followed him and joined BJP but the results in the 2021 Assembly Elections did not go in BJP's favour.
TMC members have called the return of Mukul Roy as an endgame for BJP in Bengal.
Meanwhile, Mamata Banerjee has not defined a role for Mukul Roy in the party, she only mentioned that he will play a key role in TMC.
"More people will come (from BJP)", she said and made a distinction between TMC-to-BJP turncoats and others: "Gaddar der nebo na (We won’t take back traitors)."
Mukul said "Bhalo lagchhe (it feels good)" to describe how the "homecoming" felt. “I couldn’t work in BJP and will not work for BJP. So, I chose to return home,” he said, adding, “No one will remain in BJP.”
TMC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee said, “I empathise with his (Mukul’s) struggles. We will work as a team in TMC.”