The homecoming of Mukul Roy in the TMC would be a blow to the BJP, which saw him as an important person to its future in Bengal.
Kolkata| It’s just a month after the West Bengal Assembly election and the political upheaval has hit the BJP hard. Mukul Roy, who was one of the big faces of BJP in West Bengal elections, may soon switch sides to TMC. According to reports, he has reached Trinamool Bhavan in Kolkata where he is in a meeting with the TMC leadership. After the meet, he will take a decision on joining the party. Earlier on Wednesday, senior TMC leader and MP Saugata Roy had also given clear indications of Mukul Roy joining the party. While praising Mukul, Saugata Roy said that even though he had left TMC, he had never said anything openly against CM Mamata Banerjee.
After this statement of Saugata Roy, speculations of Mukul Roy leaving BJP and going to TMC had gained strength. According to media reports, Mukul Roy can return to TMC in the presence of CM Mamata Banerjee. Mukul Roy’s homecoming in the TMC would be a blow to the BJP, which saw him as a crucial person to its future in Bengal. Mukul Roy had joined the BJP in 2017 and was said to be behind the break-up of several TMC leaders in the recently held assembly elections. But now his departure from the party is a big setback.
There is no official statement at the moment, but media reports say Mukul Roy will join TMC at 4.30 pm. During this, CM Mamta Banerjee herself will be present. BJP has been in turmoil since the defeat in the West Bengal assembly elections. On the other hand, TMC claims that more than 35 BJP leaders are in touch with them and want to join the party.