WB BJP top brass Dilip Ghosh, Mukul Roy chief guests at TMC MLA's Ganesh Puja
Kolkata, Sep 03: In a welcome break from the usual news of political rivalry from the state, Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh and party leaders Arvind Menon and Mukul Roy arrived as chief guests at the Ganesh Puja hosted by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Sabyasachi Dutta at Salt Lake in Kolkata, West Bengal on Monday.
The three BJP leaders along with Dutta conducted puja at the pandal in the Salt Lake area on Monday.
West Bengal: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders Dilip Ghosh and Mukul Roy attended the Ganesh Puja hosted by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Sabyasachi Dutta at Salt Lake in Kolkata, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/s4gehyqPmm— ANI (@ANI) September 3, 2019
The Trinamool MLA who had just last month resigned from the post of Bidhannagar Mayor is said to be close to Roy. Roy himself was a TMC MP and had served as the Railway Minister in the UPA-II government.
He joined BJP in 2017 after resigning from the Rajya Sabha and severing ties with his old party. The arrival of Roy along with other top party leaders at the event hosted by Dutta is being seen as a sign that the incumbent MLA from Rajarhat-New Town will soon jump the ship to join BJP.