Kolkata, June 11: BJP National Vice President Mukul Roy who parted his ways from TMC in 2017 has rejoined Mamata Baneejee’s party along with his son Subhransu Roy today, in presence of West Bengal Chief Minister.
Roy was found distancing himself from the national party after the State election results on May 2.
Welcoming Roy back to the party, CM Mamata Banerjee said that, he was never a traitor like the others. “Ghorer chhele ghore phirlo (Mukul has returned home),” she added.
Meanwhile, after rejoining his old party Roy said “I feel great at seeing my old colleagues, after leaving the BJP. I can’t be in the BJP.” He also described the Chief Minister as “the only leader of Bengal and India”.
Speculation about Mukul Roy’s return started when Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of Mamata Banerjee and the party’s newly appointed general secretary, visited Roy at the hospital in Kolkata where his wife is admitted. This was also followed by a similar visit by BJP West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh soon after and a phone call by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to Roy, who has been in home isolation since the middle of May after testing positive for Covid-19.