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Mukul Roy returns to TMC after meeting Mamata Banerjee, shuns three-year-long association with BJP; Mamata says he has returned home

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Mukul Roy Mamata Banerjee TMC BJPMukul Roy, who left the TMC in 2017, was appointed nationwide vice chairman by the BJP.

Mukul Roy, Nationwide Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Celebration and its key factors individual in West Bengal, at this time returned to the Trinamool Congress over three years after he left Mamata Banerjee’s camp to hitch the saffron fold. Roy met Mamata Banerjee on the TMC headquarters at this time. TMC MP and CM Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee was additionally reportedly current in the course of the assembly. Subhranshu Roy, son of Mukul Roy, has additionally joined the TMC together with him.

Addressing a press convention, Mamata Banerjee stated that the TMC is Mukul’s residence and we welcome him again. She stated that BJP has harassed and threatened Roy utilizing central businesses. “I can see his physique language. He’s very calm now after returning,” she stated. Banerjee stated that extra folks from the BJP might be a part of the TMC in close to future. Mukul Roy stated that he’s delighted to fulfill his outdated mates and hoped that Mamata Banerjee will lead India in direction of prosperity.

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Speculations round Mukul Roy’s return had begun quickly after the West Bengal Election outcomes threw up lower than beneficial outcomes for the BJP. The rumours of Roy’s disenchantment with the BJP gained momentum after Abhishek Banerjee lately paid a go to to the previous’s ailing spouse in hospital. Quickly after Abhishek’s go to, BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh rushed to the hospital. The subsequent day, PM Narendra Modi telephoned Roy enquiring about his spouse’s well being. Based on studies, Roy’s spouse was within the hospital for round two weeks however the BJP chief went to see her solely after Abhishek Banerjee’s go to.

Experiences say that Mukul Roy was feeling sidelined by Dilip Ghosh and the current elevation of Suvendu Adhikari because the Chief of Opposition within the West Bengal Meeting proved the ultimate nail within the coffin for Roy’s affiliation with the saffron social gathering.

Notably, Mukul Roy additionally contested the lately held meeting ballot from Krishnanagar Uttar and received defeating the closest TMC rival and was irked by Adhikari’s elevation who joined the saffron social gathering in December final yr. If studies are to be believed, many BJP leaders and MLAs are in contact with Mukul Roy and should swap to the TMC, opening a floodgate in Bengal BJP. It is usually being stated that Mukul Roy has supplied to resign from Krishnanagar Uttar and his son Subhranshu could also be fielded from there on the TMC ticket.

Roy, who left the TMC in 2017, was appointed nationwide vice chairman by the BJP. Roy additionally performed an important function within the current Bengal meeting election the place the BJP registered its best-ever tally of 77 (now 75 after two MLAs resigned) seats within the state.

Mukul Roy had left the TMC following variations with the social gathering management and Abhishek Banerjee. He was later suspended by the social gathering. Nevertheless, throughout at this time’s press convention, Abhishek Banerjee welcomed him into the social gathering whereas Mukul Roy hugged him again, signalling a mutual reconciliation.

Who’s Mukul Roy?

Mukul Roy was one of many founding members of the TMC. Born on April 17, 1954, Roy had served because the Railway Minister within the UPA authorities. Roy had began his political innings with Youth Congress and had labored with Mamata Banerjee who additionally occurred to be a member of the Congress youth wing at the moment. Later, each the leaders joined arms to kind the All India Trinamool Congress in January 1998. He made his electoral debut in 2001 from the Jagatdal constituency on a TMC ticket. He made his Rajya Sabha debut in April 2006.

Roy can be accused within the Saradha chit fund rip-off and Narada sting circumstances.

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