After stint in BJP, Mukul Roy is back in TMC
New Delhi, June 11: Mukul Roy has returned to the Trinamool Congress Party, ending weeks of speculation.
He along with his son Shubhrangshu Roy who had joined the BJP returned to the TMC following a meeting at the party office in Kolkata with West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee.
Roy had left the TMC in 2017 and joined the BJP.
Political commentators say that this move may encourage others who had joined the BJP to go back to the TMC. Mamata's nephew, Abhishek Banerjee had recently visited Roy's ailing wife in hospital. Roy was also missing from the BJP's meeting that was called on Tuesday.
Roy, a founder member of the TMC was its General Secretary when he quit. The post is currently held by Abhishek Banerjee.
Roy had quit the TMC in 2017 and was appointed as the general secretary of the BJP in the run up to the Bengal assembly elections. He had left the TMC due to alleged disagreements with the top leadership on several issue, which included problems with Abhishek Banerjee.