In a massive setback to Mamata Banerjee, Mukul Roy’s son Subhrangshu including two Bengal legislators and over 50 Trinamool Congress councillors resigned from the party only to join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday.
In a recent press conference, Mukul Roy and BJP’s Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya confirmed that Bijpur TMC MLA Subhrangshu Roy, Bishnupur Congress MLA Tushar Kanti Bhattacharya and CPI(M) MLA from Hemtabad Debendranath Roy joined BJP along with 50 councillors.
Vijayvargiya also reminded reporters during the press conference about the warning that PM Modi had given to the Trinamool Congress chief prior to the general elections 2019. He also highlighted that more TMC members will soon join the saffron party in “seven phases”.
The Indian Prime Minister minister had earlier warned Bengal CM and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee that her MLAs will soon abandon her following results of the general elections and said 40 of them were already in link with him.
“When the lotus will bloom all over Bengal after May 23, Didi (Banerjee), you will see that your MLAs will also abandon you and run away. Forty of your MLAs are in touch with me even today,” the Prime Minister told during an election rally in Hooghly district.