Kolkata: Three TMC MLAs – Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangsu, Sil Bhadra Dutta and Sunil Singh – left for Delhi on Monday. They are likely to join the BJP along with 15 other TMC councillors on Tuesday.
BJP leader Mukul Roy, who was once Mamata’s number 2 in TMC, meanwhile called Banerjee’s offer to quit as Bengal CM ‘drama’ to stay in the news. “Mamata Banerjee offering to quit is nothing but a drama. She said all these only to stay in the news headlines. To whom did she submit her resignation? She herself is the party (TMC). Has anybody seen her resignation papers? “I think she submitted the resignation to herself and then rejected it on her own,” the BJP leader mocked while speaking to reporters here.
TMC supremo had Saturday said she had offered to quit as the West Bengal chief minister at the party’s internal meeting in view of its drubbing in the Lok Sabha polls at the hands of the BJP, but her offer was rejected by the party.
Reacting to Banerjee’s statement that she would continue to attend Iftar parties without caring for the appeasement jibes as she was “ready to be kicked by the cow that gives milk”, Roy said the TMC chief should come clean on whether she was calling the Muslim community “cow”.
“I will also like to request the people of the Muslim community to think on this,” he said. On Banerjee’s reiteration that she would never allow implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in West Bengal, the BJP leader claimed that she had no idea about it or the Citizenship Amendment Act.