BJP vice chairman Mukul Roy arrived on the Trinamool headquarters in Kolkata on Friday alongside together with his son Shubhranshu forward of his formal return. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, too, was seen getting into the Trinamool Bhawan.
Roy — as soon as the closet aide of Mamata Banerjee — was the social gathering’s first large chief to leap ship in 2017. Over the next years, he was seen as instrumental in persuading a bunch of Trinamool MLAs and leaders to shift loyalty.
Hypothesis about Mukul Roy’s return began when Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of Mamata Banerjee and the social gathering’s newly appointed basic secretary, visited Roy on the hospital in Kolkata the place his spouse is admitted. This, in flip, prompted the same go to by BJP West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh quickly after, adopted by a cellphone name by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to Roy, who has been in residence isolation because the center of Might after testing constructive.
Roy had additionally saved largely quiet because the Might 2 outcome besides to tweet his steadfast loyalty to the BJP.
In a reversal of fortunes from earlier than the Meeting elections, which noticed high-spectacle desertions from the TMC to the BJP, it’s the saffron social gathering’s flip now to observe the exit door. Whereas some leaders have made their need to return to the TMC identified, in plaintive appeals to Banerjee, others have dropped hints of their “regret” by way of social media.
On the day of the outcomes itself, ex-TMC minister Rajib Banerjee, who misplaced on the BJP ticket from Domjur in Howrah, had tweeted, “The lovable individuals of Bengal have made their alternative very clear… Any try to do politics now whereas Bengal is combating Covid can’t be acceptable.”