Giving severe jolt to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, three of her party TMC MLAs are ready to join BJP. BJP leader Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu, who was recently suspended from the Trinamool Congress, may join BJP today along with two other TMC legislators.
BJP sources confirmed that Mukul Roy left for Delhi last evening along with his son and TMC MLAs Shilbhadra Dutta and Sunil Singh. The three may join the saffron party, sources added. The TMC had suspended Bijpur legislator Subhrangshu Roy for six years for anti-party comments.
“Now, I will breath freely. Many in the TMC feel suffocated,” Roy had said after getting suspended. He had claimed that several others from the party will “follow his footsteps”.
“My father has advised me to be careful, as I may be implicated in a false criminal case, or may be attacked… I will join the BJP within two to three days,” Subhrangshu said.
At an earlier press conference, he said he was keen to start a new innings. Subhrangshu also said he did not get due respect in the TMC. “Now, I only want peace in Bengal,” the two-time MLA from Bijpur assembly constituency, which is part of the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat, said.
He hailed his father’s organisational skills and said he had tried to give a lead to his party from his assembly segment, but failed to do so as his father was a better organisational player than him.
Mukul Roy, once considered to be the second-in-command of the Trinamool Congress, joined the BJP in November 2017 after a fallout with party supremo Mamata Banerjee. He is being credited for the stellar show of the BJP in Bengal in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections.