Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukul Roy’s return to the Trinamool Congress evoked mixed reactions in the saffron camp on Friday, with its state unit president Dilip Ghosh asserting that the move will have no impact on his organisation, and former MP Anupam Hazra claiming that “lobby politics at play is adversely affecting the party”.
BJP state general secretary Joyprakash Majumder, on his part, extended his best wishes to Roy, and said that he should immediately quit all saffron party posts.
“Mukul babu is a veteran leader, he is a known face in Bengal politics. We wish him the best in his new innings, but shouldn’t he forthwith quit from the primary membership and all other posts of the BJP? Shouldn’t he not resign as the MLA as he had won a seat on Lotus (BJP) symbol,” Majumder said.
Roy along with son Subrangshu was on Friday cordially welcomed back to the TMC by party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and other senior leaders.
He had quit the TMC in 2015, after being removed from the post of the party’s national general secretary, and subsequently joined the BJP two years later.