Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in flip described Mr Roy as an “outdated member of the family “and added that “outdated is at all times gold” .
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 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 pacesetter of your entire nation”. He stated he was feeling relieved after quitting the BJP. “In the current circumstances, nobody can keep within the BJP in Bengal,” he acknowledged.
Ms. Banerjee in flip described Mr. Roy as an “outdated member of the family” and added that “outdated is at all times gold”. “Our occasion is already a robust occasion. Mukul is an outdated member of the family. He was pressured by businesses. I feel this choice will present him psychological aid. His well being was deteriorating additionally.” His defection from the BJP indicated that extra individuals from the BJP would be part of the TMC, she stated.
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 that are light, we’ll take into account 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 concerning 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 essential face of the BJP. Mr. Roy performed a vital position within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls when the BJP received 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.