India's LARGEST EVER political poll. Have you participated yet?
  • search

BJP will come into power in West Bengal in 2019: Mukul Roy

By Chennabasaveshwar
Subscribe to Oneindia News
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Ahead of bypolls in West Bengal, newly joined BJP leader Mukul Roy said the saffron party will come into power in the state in 2019.

    BJP leader Mukul Roy. Courtesy: ANI news

    Making scathing remarks against CM Mamta Banerjee, Roy said, "In Bengal, Durga Puja and Laxmi Puja were stopped. Mamata Banerjee is playing minority politics."

    Bypolls to two Assembly seats in West Bengal will be held in November.

    According to reports, Roy's focus is on Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency in Howrah that is vacant following the demise of Trinamool MP Sultan Ahmed, and two assembly constituencies - Sabang in Paschim Midnapore and Noapara in North 24 Parganas.

    Roy joined BJP after he was suspended from the TMC for six years for indulging in "anti-party activities". He had announced on September 25 that he would quit the party.

    The TMC had accused him of hobnobbing with the BJP. Roy was once the second-in-command in the TMC after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

    Subsequently, Roy had described the BJP as a secular party and said the TMC would not have tasted success without the backing of the saffron outfit at the national level in its initial years.

    OneIndia News

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more