Mukul Roy, who joined the Trinamool Congress on Friday, didn’t touch upon the explanations behind quitting BJP, however he made it clear that he won’t ever rejoin the saffron celebration
In a jolt to the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering, its nationwide vp Mukul Roy, who had defected from All India Trinamool Congress amid a lot political drama, rejoined his mother or father political organisation.
Flanking TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee at a press convention in Kolkata, Roy mentioned he’ll speak in regards to the causes behind his return later. He, nevertheless, insisted that he won’t ever be a part of again the BJP once more. Roy joined the celebration alongside along with his son Shubhranshu on Friday.
“I really feel joyful that I’m again to the place I belong. Bengal shall be again to its former glory, and I settle for Mamata Banerjee as my supreme chief,” Roy mentioned.
He, nevertheless, maintained a silence on his causes behind quitting the BJP. “I gives you an in depth response for the explanation why I’ve returned, however I’ll say this that I’ll by no means return to BJP and I’ll by no means be with them,” he mentioned.
Roy added that “given the situation of the BJP in Bengal”, nobody would keep within the saffron celebration for lengthy.
From Mir Jafars to Outdated is Gold, Mamata’s altering stance on turncoats
In the meantime, the West Bengal chief minister, who had branded turncoat TMC members as Mir Jafars throughout a vicious election marketing campaign, mentioned: “I believe Mukul is himself relieved to be again. He was disturbed within the BJP, and tormented in that celebration.”
Mamata additionally indicated that Roy’s earlier affect shall be restored. “Mukul will play the identical rope he performed earlier than… He’s a part of our household,” she mentioned.
Roy, one of many founding members of the TMC, was its common secretary when he stop, a publish that has now gone to the chief minister’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee.
This comes at a time when a number of turncoat politicians, who switched from the TMC to the BJP forward of Meeting polls, have expressed remorse over their determination to stop the Mamata-led celebration.
On the topic, Mamata mentioned, “Sure, extra will come as you recognize, outdated is at all times gold.”
She, nevertheless, insisted that solely people who maintained sobriety and decency when away from the celebration shall be given a second likelihood.
Extra TMC turncoats contemplating ghar vapasi?
Effectively, some have been vocal. Some haven’t.
A number of former TMC MLAs together with Dipendu Biswas and Sonali Guha have in current previous despatched letters regretting their determination to hitch the BJP, and sought to return again to the celebration’s fold.
Guha, who at one time was thought-about near Banerjee, made an impassioned plea on digicam in search of the chief minister’s forgiveness. “The way in which fish can’t keep out of the water, I won’t be able to reside with out you, Didi,” Guha, a four-time legislator from Satgachia in South 24 Parganas, has written in a letter to Banerjee.
Aside from Roy, Shamik Bhattacharya and Rajib Banerjee are different massive names who’re anticipated to hitch the TMC after BJP misplaced the fiercely contested 2021 West Bengal Meeting election. BJP’s Bengal unit held a high-powered organisational assembly on Tuesday the place celebration leaders have been required to be bodily current and all three gave it a miss.
The BJP had earlier tried to dismiss hypothesis round these leaders’ absence from the celebration assembly. Pleasure Prakash Majumdar, Vice-President, West Bengal BJP, mentioned: “BJP Nationwide Vice President Mukul Roy couldn’t attend the assembly as his spouse is unwell and hospitalised. On the day the assembly was scheduled, Bengal BJP chief spokesperson Shamik Bhattacharya’s father died of COVID-19 and so he couldn’t attend the assembly. Rajib couldn’t attend as a consequence of private causes,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, after Roy making a comeback, speculations are rife that different turncoats may additionally get a second likelihood though Mamata added an necessary rider to the attainable ‘ghar vapasi‘.
“Those that betrayed the celebration earlier than the elections and indulged in a bitter marketing campaign, we aren’t contemplating them… Solely those that maintained sobriety shall be thought-about,” she mentioned.
The West Bengal BJP Vice-President mentioned these leaders, who wish to return to Trinamool Congress, are grasping for energy. “It’s their major proper. Those that wish to go to their outdated celebration can return. They’ll determine whether or not they wish to stick with this celebration and work for the folks or go to the celebration from the place they got here. They wish to return to Trinamool Congress as a result of they’re grasping for energy.”
Earlier than rising to prominence within the BJP, Roy was a founder-member of the TMC which he stop in 2017. Rajib left the TMC in January this 12 months and contested the West Bengal meeting polls on a BJP ticket.
A number of leaders together with Suvendu Adhikari, a former shut assist of Mamata, additionally joined the BJP forward of Meeting polls. BJP misplaced the polls however emerged because the second-largest celebration with 77 seats within the 294-member state meeting. Trinamool Congress registered a landslide victory successful 213 seats.
Wuth inputs from companies