Kolkata: In a massive snub to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, former member of Trinamool Congress (TMC), Mukul Roy, is reportedly set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday.
Roy, who used to be a close aide of TMC chief Mamata Banerjee and was one of the founding members of the party, quit the party and resigned as the Rajya Sabha MP in October.
Stating that he had resigned with a “heavy heart”, Roy had said that “one man party is not good for the country,” and that he could not accept being treated as a “servant” in the party anymore, as party members were “comrades, not servants”.
“We are not servants in a party, but we are comrades. But some senior leaders are treated so. I am unable to accept it and for this, I am resigning. I feel it is unethical and immoral to continue as MP, though I had six months left in my tenure,” Roy had said at the time of submitting his resignation.
Earlier in September, the TMC had suspended the senior party leader from the party for six years for “anti-party activities”.
Meanwhile, sources said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah is likely to formally induct Roy in the party today.