By India Today News Desk: One of the founding members of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Mukul Roy, has expressed his desire to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and meet with Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
“I am a BJP lawmaker. I want to be with the BJP. The group has made arrangements for me to stay here. I want to meet Amit Shah and talk to (party chairman) JP Nadda,” he told a Bengali news channel on Tuesday night.
The TMC MLA said he was still a BJP lawmaker. Mukul Roy joined the BJP in 2017 after his apparently strained relationship with top TMC leaders. However, he returned to the TMC fold in 2019 after the West Bengal Assembly elections.
Roy, who on Monday night traveled to New Delhi for “some personal work”even as his family initially claimed he was “missing”, only to later accuse the BJP of engaging in dirty politics using the unwell and not in the “right frame of mind” TMC leader, the news agency reported. PTI.
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“I wasn’t keeping up well for quite a while, so I was away from politics. But right now, I’m fine and I would be active in politics again,” Roy said. Mukul Roy said that he was 100 percent sure that he would never be associated with TMC.
Advising his son to join the BJP, Roy said: “He should also join the BJP as it suits him better.”
Meanwhile, Roy’s son Subhrangshu has He claimed that his father is “extremely ill” and suffers from “dementia and Parkinson’s disease”.
Attacking the BJP over the issue, Subhrangshu said: “It is shameful that some people have stooped so low and are doing politics over my father’s visit to New Delhi. This is an attempt to smear the TMC and the national general secretary of our party, Abhishek Banerjee”.
“My father is not in the right frame of mind. He would ask everyone not to do politics with a sick person. After his disappearance, I also filed a police complaint last night,” Subhrangshu was quoted as saying by the PTI news agency.
West Bengal Leader of the Opposition (LoP) Suvendhu Adhikari said the Bengal BJP was not interested in including Roy in the saffron field.
Another BJP leader, Sukanta Majumdar, said: “BJP is nowhere in this. Mukul Roy left our party because of his political ideology. He also did not argue with me or any other BJP leader before leaving for Delhi.”
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(With input from Indrojit Kundu, PTI)