Three West Bengal MLAs, including BJP leader Mukul Roy's son Subhrangshu Roy, joined the saffron party, on Tuesday, as BJP is looking forward to make them stronger in the state after its fantastic performance at the state in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls.
Subhrangshu Roy was suspended by the Mamata Bannerjee’s All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) for his "anti-party" activities after the announcement of Lok Sabha election results.
They joined the BJP at the party's headquarters here in the presence of BJP general secretary Kailash Vijaywargiya and Mukul Roy. It also should be noted that Mukul Roy was formerly part of TMC, who switched to BJP few years back. TMC's Tushar Kanti Bhattacharya and CPI(M)'s Debendra Nath Roy were the other MLAs from the state who joined BJP along with many councilors.
Mukul Roy is proving himself highly beneficial for the BJP as he is very instrumental in engineering the defection of TMC leaders to the BJP and the political analysts also say that he is one of the key players of the party's best ever show in West Bengal, where TMC president Mamata Banerjee is in power since 2011. BJP increased its tally from 2 to 19, while Trinamool’s tally reduced from 34 to 22.