BREAKING : BJP National Vice President Mukul Roy and his son to join TMC today, took appointment to meet Mamata
Mukul Roy, who left TMC and joined BJP in November 2017, is going to join TMC again today. Presently he is the National Vice President of BJP. But after the results of the assembly elections, he started distancing himself from the party. Bhaskar was told by reliable sources that he had already made an appointment to meet Didi two to three days ago and today he will join TMC.
Mukul Roy was fielded by BJP from Krishnanagar North seat. He defeated TMC's candidate Kaushani Mukherjee by more than 35 thousand votes. Mukul Roy's son Shubrangshu Roy was also given a ticket by BJP but he lost. Now both father and son are going to join TMC.
Speculations of Mukul Roy and his son joining TMC were being made since the election results. For the past few days, he was not even attending party meetings. The party had given the reason that his wife's health was very bad, so he was not coming to the meeting. At the same time, his son Shubhrangshu had also targeted the BJP through his Facebook post a few days ago.
As Shubhendu grew in height, Mukul did not
A senior TMC leader says that Mukul Roy was not given due respect by the BJP, so he is returning to TMC again. Mukul did not get the same respect as Shubhendu Adhikari's stature has grown in BJP. This is also one of the reasons for their uneasiness. Whereas in TMC, Mukul Roy's statue used to be number-2.
Rajiv Banerjee is also in the race, Didi is in no mood to include everyone
Apart from Mukul Roy, there are 33 BJP MLAs and MPs who want to join TMC again. These include leaders like Rajiv Banerjee, Sovan Chatterjee, Sarla Murmu, former MLA Sonali Guha and footballer-turned-politician Deependu Biswas.