Following Mukul Roy’s exit, TMC briefly tried to stitch together an alliance with Congress, but the efforts fell through over seat-sharing arrangement.
Mukul Roy said that Mamata has forgotten she had once said that Buddhadeb’s “hands are filled with blood” after deaths in police firing in the Nandigram episode when the CPM leader helmed the state.
“We want those who are opposed to TMC, should come to BJP because it is the only party that can actually fight against Trinamool Congress,” Mukul Roy said.
“Mukul Roy was appointed as the convenor of the party’s pancahayat committee. (Former MLA) Shamik Bhattacharya was appointed as the co-convenor,” state BJP general secretary Sayantan Basu said
Mukul Roy, who was in the Trinamool Congress before joining the BJP, was directed by the court to cooperate with the investigation by the state police and to appear before the investigating officer as and when asked.
“There is no democracy in the state. The government is slaughtering democracy here. I met the Governor and apprised him of the present law and order situation in the state and how democracy is being murdered,” Mukul Roy said
The controversy over ‘Biswa Bangla’ started when former Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, who is now with the BJP, alleged that Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of Mamata, owned the logo and that it was not a government entity.
“This is an attempt to destroy my goodwill with lies. If any allegations are proved correct, I will quit politics. Else Mukul Roy should leave the state,” Banerjee said inside the court
On November 21, the court had passed an interim injunction order against Roy, stopping him from making any further statements linking Abhishek to the Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation
After Mukul Roy was granted security, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government had sent a letter to the Union Home Ministry, highlighting that law and order is a state matter.
BJP workers alleged that the entire incident took place in the presence of police officers, who were mute spectators.
In its observations, the court said that Abhishek should be a shareholder and board member while it did not find any relationship between him and Biswa Bangla Marketing Corporation and Jaago Bangla Media Limited.
Central government standing counsel Amit Mahajan opposed the petition and questioned the jurisdiction, saying if at all any cause of action arises, it should be at a court in West Bengal.
Roy held separate meetings with BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha, state party president Dilip Ghosh, state BJP’s women wing chief Locket Chatterjee and its Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured Mukul Roy of appropriate action after examining his complaint that the West Bengal government was monitoring his movements