In the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP National Vice president Mukul Roy joined back Trinamool Congress on Friday along with his son.
After joining the Trinamool, Mukul Roy said, “I feel great at seeing my old colleagues, after leaving the BJP. In the present circumstances, no one will stay in Bharatiya Janata Party.”
Mamata welcomed Roy back and said even while he was campaigning for the BJP he had nothing against Trinamool. With threats of action from central agencies, he was made to join BJP.
She also said that for those who criticized the party or got allured by the money before the elections, the doors of the party are not open.
Mukul Roy, after returning to Trinamool said that he feels good to see all known faces again. He also said that the present situation is such that nobody would want to remain in BJP.
For the record, Mukul was a founding member of TMC when he quit in 2017 before rising to prominence in BJP. Rajib Banarjee left TMC earlier this year and on a BJP ticket, contested the assembly polls.
BJP lost the polls and by winning 77 seats in 294-member state assembly, came out to be second-largest party. The victory was registered by Trinamool Congress by winning 213 seats.