vp Mukul Roy arrived on the Trinamool headquarters in Kolkata on Friday alongside along with his son Shubhranshu forward of his formal return. West Bengal Chief Minister , too, was seen coming into the Trinamool Bhawan.
Roy — as soon as the closet aide of Mamata Banerjee — was the occasion’s first huge 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 occasion’s newly appointed common secretary, visited Roy on the hospital in Kolkata the place his spouse is admitted. This, in flip, prompted an identical 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 Could after testing optimistic.
Roy had additionally stored largely quiet because the Could 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 occasion’s flip now to look at the exit door. Whereas some leaders have made their need to return to the TMC recognized, 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 folks of Bengal have made their alternative very clear… Any try and do politics now whereas Bengal is combating Covid can’t be acceptable.”