A senior BJP leader on Friday said that Mukul Roy, who had resigned from the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress earlier this month, has expressed his wish to join his party.
“Mukul Roy has expressed his wish to our state (West Bengal) unit for joining the BJP. The state unit of the party will take its decision on the matter. If any suggestion is sought from the unit, we will provide,” BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said.
Roy could not be reached for comment.
He had quit the party and resigned his Rajya Sabha seat citing “lack of principle” as his compulsion to leave the Trinamool of which he was a founding member.
Stating that “dynasty politics is there all over India”, he hinted at presence of such practices in the Trinamool and that it could also be the reason behind his exit.
However, Trinamool’s Secretary General Partha Chatterjee had hit back and called Roy a “betrayer”.