In a dramatic turn of events, Mukul Roy rejoined the All India Trinamool Congress on Friday. Known to be the lieutenant of Mamata Banerjee, Roy had left the TMC four years ago over alleged disagreements with the party's top leadership.
After leaving TMC, Mukul Roy was serving as the National Vice President of Bharatiya Janata Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He played an active role in BJP's campaign for the recently concluded Bengal assembly elections.
Addressing the media, Roy said, "I have joined TMC today. In the present circumstances, no one will stay in Bharatiya Janata Party." He said that he was happy to meet colleagues from his old party and feels proud to say that Bengal will regain its status under Mamata Banerjee’s leadership.
Mukul Roy's son Subhrangshu Roy also joined the party. The two leaders were inducted into Trinamool Congress at a press conference in Kolkata, attended by TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the party’s General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee and others.