Setback to BJP in WB as Mukul Roy Rejoins TMC

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Kolkata: In a setback to Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal, senior leader Mukul Roy on Friday rejoined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) after quitting the party in 2017.

According to reports, Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu Roy also joined the party.

They have been inducted into the TMC fold in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the party’s General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee and others, reports added.

Roy, once a close aide of Mamata Banerjee, had resigned from the Rajya Sabha and all posts in the Trinamool Congress in October 2017 and joined the saffron party. He was also declared the national vice president of BJP.

In the recently concluded elections, the BJP could win only 77 seats in the 294-seat Bengal assembly despite marathon campaign by the party’s top leaders.

Following the poll debacles, several internal upheavals had emerged within the Bengal BJP, which saw many desertions, mostly to the TMC.

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